Pilot for American Ebola Patients Talks to ABC News

Cockpit video shows the containment pod and medical equipment used to transport the aid workers to Atlanta.
2:26 | 08/06/14

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Transcript for Pilot for American Ebola Patients Talks to ABC News
George, new details about the second American aid worker being treated for ebola. Nancy writebol arrived home too weak to walk into the hospital alone and we're hearing from the pilot who flew her back. ABC's Steve osunsami is at Emory university hospital in Atlanta with the very latest. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. The hospital here isn't giving us any official update on either patient but we are getting this important detail from her aid organization. That Nancy writebol is eating and speaking. This morning, just hours after Nancy writebol was wheeled into Atlanta's Emory university hospital isolation unit by a medical team wearing white hazmat suits, the pielth who througher in 5,000 miles from Liberia is speaking out exclusively to ABC news for the first time. If I had this to do over again I would again be one of the first to volunteer. On the flight she was kept in a portable and disposable bed. It provides maximum comfort for the patient permitting the rest of the crew to perform their duties in safety and comfort, as well. Reporter: ABC news obtained this exclusive video shot from inside the cockpit of the plane that brought one of the two sick Americans home. It's not clear which flight but in the short clip you can see the containment pod, medical equipment and a health care worker in a protective suit looking after a patient. This morning, her sons are at her side, her husband on his way from Liberia. Her doctors hopeful she will beat ebola. When Nancy was put on the airplane at 1:00 A.M. Monrovia time they took her to the plane on a stretcher, however, she did stand up and with assistance got on the airplane which was great news. Reporter: Some doctors say there's a chance she's alive today because of an experimental drug. Her colleague Dr. Kent Brantly also received the drug. The biotech firm behind it says they used tobacco plants to produce a cocktail of proteins they believe fights the disease. Despite the risks at least 50 American experts are planning travel to west Africa to help sick patients in the coming weeks. If you have the training and you can help, how can you not? Reporter: The missionaries here say there is one positive note to all the attention focused on the two patients hospitalized here. They say more Americans and more people around the world know more about ebola and the outbreak in Africa before they did now than before.

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