And now, to the deadly ebola outbreak. We're hearing from one of the two American patients fighting for his life. We're also learning about the aid worker, Nancy writebol tonight, and the new dose of... See More
And now, to the deadly ebola outbreak. We're hearing from one of the two American patients fighting for his life. We're also learning about the aid worker, Nancy writebol tonight, and the new dose of serum being given to her. Reporter: For the very first time, we're hearing tonight from one of the American missionaries sick with ebola, now fighting for their lives at the Atlanta hospital. In a statement, Dr. Kent Brantly says, "I am writing this update from my isolation room, where the doctors and nurses are providing the very best care possible. I am growing stronger ever day, and I thank god for his mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease." He and Nancy writebol had to be rescued, flown 5,000 miles home to the U.S. Brantly, describing the day he started feeling ill. "I immediately isolated myself. When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding. God was reminding me, he will give me everything I need to be faithful to him." Today, we heard too from Nancy writebol's husband. I don't believe we can say she's in the clear. Reporter: He says she's received a third dose of that experimental serum, but her family still has to speak with her through a clear wall and intercom. A good sign -- she's asked for Starbucks, and her sons have delivered. Her husband, still in Liberia, hoping to rush stateside once it's clear he's not infected. The families of the missionaries hospitalized here say it's important to remember that they chose to work in the ebola hot zone, because of the incredible need, David.
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