Thursday, August 21, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of an American aid worker released after being treated at an Atlanta hospital for Ebola says she is resting and recuperating at an undisclosed location.
David Writebol says his wife, Nancy Writebol, decided it would be best to leave the hospital "privately." An Emory University doctor said during a news conference this morning that the 59-year-old left the hospital Tuesday after tests showed she was free of the deadly virus.
In a statement, David Writebol says his wife "was greatly encouraged knowing that there were so many people around the world lifting prayers to God for her return to health." He calls her recovery "powerful testimony to God's sustaining grace."
Dr. Kent Brantly, the first American aid worker treated at Emory, was released today. Brantly and Writebol contracted Ebola while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.
APPHOTO NY108: FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia who were infected with the Ebola virus, and who have been receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta. Emory planned to hold a news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, to discuss both patients' discharge. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol) (4 Aug 2014)
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APPHOTO GAJB103: Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly stands with his wife, Amber, during a news conference after being released from Emory University Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was released from the hospital Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (21 Aug 2014)
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