Aid Group: American with Ebola Weak but Improving

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 Writebol, who said Nancy stood and got on a plane in Liberia with assistance to head to Atlanta for treatment. When she arrived Tuesday, she was wheeled from an ambulance in a stretcher.

David Writebol says that a week ago, the family was considering funeral arrangements, but now they're relieved and cautiously optimistic.

Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia. They're being treated at Emory's isolation unit.
Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks.


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