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2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

 

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

She arrived in a jet at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, about 11:25 a.m. Tuesday. It taxied to a spot outside a large hangar, where it remained shortly before noon.

She will be treated at an isolated unit at Emory University Hospital.

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

SIM says Writebol remains in serious but stable condition.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 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

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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