Ebola outbreak: US victim is 'fighting through it', says son

Ebola outbreak: US victim is 'fighting through it', says son



The son of an American missionary who fell ill in Liberia while helping to battle the Ebola outbreak has said she is "fighting through it".

Nancy Writebol, who is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, but has been in Liberia for a decade, came down with the disease last week after working in a unit which disinfected doctors and nurses treating victims of the Ebola epidemic.

Her husband, David, is also in Liberia and is being tested every six hours to see if he has the disease. Due to Ebola's long incubation period, he may not known for some time if he is in the clear.

The couple's son, Jeremy, said that Mrs Writebol was in isolation, and her husband is able to see her through a window but is not allowed direct contact with her.

He told NBC's Today programme: "She's stable. As dad put it, she's fighting through it, and continuing to express a few symptoms, but she's able to move around on her own, and they're getting lots of fluids into her. She's working real hard to get through this."


By Rosa Prince, New York


The Telegraph, Wednesday 30th July 2014



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