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2nd Ebola Patient Arrives in US

Nancy Writebol to be treated in Atlanta
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2014 11:13 AM CDT
2nd Ebola Patient Arrives in US
This Oct. 7, 2013 photo shows Nancy Writebol with children in Liberia.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)

The US has its second Ebola patient on the ground. Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta today for care in Emory University Hospital—the facility where Dr. Kent Brantly, her fellow missionary worker in Liberia, is also being treated, NBC News notes. She arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base at about 11:30 this morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Both she and Brantly have been treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp. As of yesterday, Writebol was "up and walking," says an official with the organization she worked with in Liberia. For their part, health officials in Atlanta are tired of getting hate mail over their willingness to treat the patients. (Read more Ebola stories.)

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