Nancy Writebol, 2nd American Doctor Infected With Ebola Virus Returns From Liberia
August 5, 2014 – Nancy Writebol, 2nd American Doctor Infected With Ebola Virus Returns From Liberia
The second American missionary doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus during an assignment in Liberia has returned to the US.
60-year-old Nancy Writebol landed at a military air strip aboard a small medical evacuation plane and was transported by ambulance to Emory University Hospital.
TV crews followed the ambulance by helicopter, and images showed a patient wrapped in a white protective suit and transported on a stretcher to the hospital entrance. (See the photo above)
“As anticipated, a second American patient with Ebola virus has been transferred from an overseas location to a special isolation facility in Emory University Hospital for treatment,” the hospital said.
“Nancy is still very, very weak, but shows continued, but slow improvement,” said Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, the Christian aid group for which she worked.
“She is showing signs of progress and moving in the right direction.”
Writebol’s colleague, missionary doctor Kent Brantly, 33, is also receiving care at a special containment unit at the same hospital.