Aid group: Amer­i­can with Ebola weak but im­prov­ing

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

AT­LANTA (AP) — The hus­band of the sec­ond Amer­i­can aid worker re­cently di­ag­nosed with Ebola says the pa­tient is weak but show­ing signs of im­prove­ment.

The pres­i­dent of the aid group SIM USA said Tues­day that Nancy Write­bol’s hus­band de­scribed the woman as pro­gress­ing. Bruce John­son says he spoke with David Write- bol, who said 58-year-old Nancy stood and got on a plane in Liberia with as­sis­tance to head to At­lanta for treat­ment. When she ar­rived Tues­day, she was wheeled in a stretcher.

David Write­bol, still in Liberia, says the fam­ily was con­sid­er­ing funeral ar­range­ments, but now feels re­lieved and cau­tiously op­ti­mistic. He praised her treat­ment in Liberia.

SIM says it’s work­ing to bring David Write­bol home.

John­son says SIM has spent nearly $1 mil­lion since the di­ag­noses of Nancy Write­bol and the first Amer­i­can brought back, 33-year-old Dr. Kent Brantly. He works for Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse. John­son says that group has spent more than $1 mil­lion.

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