Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

People watch from a bridge as an ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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

The president of the aid group SIM USA said Nancy Writebol’s husband described her as progressing.

Bruce Johnson said Tuesday he spoke with David Writebol, who said 59-year-old Nancy stood and got on a plane in Liberia with assistance to head to Atlanta for treatment. When she arrived, she was wheeled on a stretcher.

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

The first American brought back is 33-year-old Dr. Kent Brantly.


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