Transcript for Second American Contracts Ebola Virus in West Africa
Thank you. Turning now to the battle against the feared diseases on the planet. Ebola. Two Americans infected. One a doctor and the other a health worker right there with him. It is an alarming development and it comes after ebola has spread to another african country by someone who traveled by plane. ABC with new details on the two Americans. Reporter: Nancy Rabel is now the second American to come down with the ebola virus in west Africa. She and her husband were working at this hospital with an isolation ward for ebola patients the same hospital where Dr. Brantly contracted the highly contagious disease. When he woke up, he recognized he had symptoms and he self-isolated himself. Reporter: The outbreak has spread to three west african countries. More than 670 dead and now a scramble to halt the disease in Lagos, Nigeria, the largest city in all of Africa. Health officials say a sick man brought it into the country Tuesday on a plane from Liberia. In addition to Dr. Brantly. At least three other top doctors battling ebola have died and many more health care workers in rural areas. So far killed 62% of those infected. We began intensive treatment with fluids and we are hopeful. Praying. Reporter: Dr. Want he -- Brantly's wife and children and his mother telling us our faith is what sustains us. We are trusting that Kent is in the hands of a loving and fateful god. Reporter: They remain in isolation tonight. The organization they work with say they need more international help to contain the outbreak. David. Thank you. I want to bring in ABC's medical
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