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

(Newser) – 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.

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dan6807
Aug 6, 2014 8:58 PM CDT
Tired of the hate mail? Try moving the patients to Africa.
Queensmet
Aug 6, 2014 4:42 AM CDT
Anyone remember the SARS scare of 12 years ago, or were any of you born back then.
northstar
Aug 5, 2014 8:54 PM CDT
Unfortunately, I heard today that this frickin virus can be transmitted by perspiration. Have u heard that one from all these experts on this killing virus? This is scarey stuff.