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Second American infected with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

This Oct. 7 2013 phoprovided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother Nancy Writebol with children Liberia. Writebol is one two

This Oct. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother, Nancy Writebol, with children in Liberia. Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two Americans from Africa for treatment. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)

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Updated: August 5, 2014 10:55AM



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.

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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