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Second American With Ebola Arrives In U.S.; Americans Receive Experimental Treatment

News outlets report on the U.S. arrival of the second American infected with Ebola and the experimental treatment received by the Americans with Ebola.

Associated Press/Seattle Times: 2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in U.S.
“An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans…” (Brumback, 8/6).

The Atlantic: The Recovering Americans and the ‘Top Secret’ Ebola Treatment
“Two U.S. doctors with Ebola have improved after receiving an experimental antibody. … ‘Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers [Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol] who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment’…”(Hamblin, 8/5).

The Hill: Second American with Ebola back in the U.S.
“Nancy Writebol, the second American to contract Ebola in Liberia, has arrived in the U.S. to be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. … According to health officials, [the two Americans with Ebola] have both shown signs of improvement, after they were given ZMapp, an experimental drug being developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical with funding from the U.S. government…” (Al-Faruque, 8/5).

Politico: Second American health worker with Ebola arrives in U.S.
“The second American aid worker to be infected with Ebola disease in Liberia returned to the United States Tuesday aboard an ‘air ambulance’ charter plane, and by early afternoon, Nancy Writebol was undergoing treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. There she joined physician Kent Brantly, who was brought back Saturday, in Emory’s special isolation unit…” (Levine, 8/5).

Reuters: Second Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment
“An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus…” (McKay, 8/5).

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