Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. (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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