ATLANTA (AP) – The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
The patient was wheeled on a stretcher from an ambulance toward Emory Hospital just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The first American patient arrived Saturday and walked.
Although hospital officials haven’t released the second patient’s identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol. It says she’s in serious but stable condition.
Writebol arrived in Georgia via jet late Tuesday morning.
She and Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse, 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.