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American woman with Ebola arrives at US hospital

Published on Aug 6, 2014 6:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - An American woman who was infected with the dangerous Ebola virus arrived Tuesday in the United States for treatment, days after a US doctor was evacuated from West Africa.

After landing at a military air strip aboard a small medical evacuation plane, Nancy Writebol, 60, was transported by ambulance to Emory University Hospital.

Television crews followed the ambulance by helicopter, and images showed a patient wrapped in a white protective suit and transported on a stretcher to the hospital entrance.

"As anticipated, a second American patient with Ebola virus has been transferred from an overseas location to a special isolation facility in Emory University Hospital for treatment," the hospital said.

This undated handout photo obtained August 4, 2014 courtesy of SIM shows Nancy Writebol, an American woman who was infected with Ebola virus while working with patients in Liberia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
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