UPDATE: Aid group says 2nd US worker with Ebola released

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.

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ATLANTA (AP) — An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.

The group SIM says Nancy Writebol was discharged from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday.

A news conference was planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Emory to discuss the discharge of Writebol and another aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly. The aid group he worked for says he was expected to be released Thursday.

Brantly and Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month and were treated for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital.

The two were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.


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A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital.

Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss the release of Dr. Kent Brantly and the other aid worker, Nancy Writebol.

The 33-year-old Brantly and the 59-year-old Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month. They have been getting treatment for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital. They were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian aid group headquartered in Boone, North Carolina.

Writebol's home congregation is at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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