Ebola Virus Outbreak

Husband of Ebola Patient Returns to U.S.


The husband of an American aid worker who was infected with Ebola in Africa has returned to the United States and will remain under quarantine along with two other missionaries who are not showing symptoms of the disease, according to the charity that sent them.

Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, said Nancy Writebol's husband David and the other two missionaries “are healthy and in good spirits.” They were checked for symptoms before boarding the private charter plane in Liberia, and again after they landed at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The charity said the others were doctors who had been treating Ebola patients, and their names were being withheld to protect their privacy.

All three are continuing a 21-day quarantine that began in Liberia as a preventive measure. David Writebol will be able to visit his wife after that quarantine lifts. He told NBC News last week that he is eager to see her and believes she is in God’s hands.


-Gabe Gutierrez and Lisa Tolin