UPDATE: 2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived in the Atlanta area for treatment.

SIM missionary Nancy Writebol and her husband, David

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ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived in the Atlanta area for treatment.

The patient arrived in a specially equipped jet at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, late Tuesday morning. She will be taken to an isolated unit at Emory University Hospital for treatment.

Although hospital officials haven't released the patient's identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol.

SIM says in a statement that Writebol remains in serious but stable condition.

Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday. Both contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia.

Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks ever.


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The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.

A chartered plane equipped to contain infectious diseases took off at 1:12 a.m. local time (9:12 p.m. EDT Monday) from Monrovia, Liberia. An Associated Press reporter saw the four-vehicle convoy arrive at the airport.

Although hospital officials haven't released the patient's identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol. SIM said in a statement Tuesday morning that Writebol remains in serious but stable condition.

An official at Bangor International Airport in Maine says the plane landed there Tuesday morning to refuel and undergo a federal customs inspection before heading to Atlanta.

Writebol will be treated at an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Kent Brantly was taken there Saturday.


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