Family of Second American Ebola Patient Hopeful

Relief worker Nancy Writebol arrived at Emory Hospital in Atlanta but too sick to walk in.
2:02 | 08/05/14

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the dead alert over the deadly ebola virus, you'll remember that doctor walking into the hospital infected. Tonight, a second patient, this time being wheeled in on a stretcher. You can see hospital workers covered from head to toe in protective gear. Tonight her family saying that one week after considering possible funeral plans, they have new reason for hope tonight. ABC's Steve osunsami is right there again tonight. Reporter: She's home, but too sick to walk on her own, relief worker Nancy writebol, fighting ebola, driven by convoy through the streets of Atlanta to Emory university hospital. The paramedics who wheeled her into the isolation ward had to wear hazmat suits. Her relief agency says the Liberian hospital where she worked is no longer taking new patients tonight, while CDC investigators on the scene try to determine exactly how she and Dr. Kent Brantly were infected. We don't know the particular moment, we don't know w3hat the contact point was. Reporter: Her job at the field hospital was personal coordinator, but when patients started pouring in sick with ebola this spring, there she was, right there, helping disinfect doctors and nurses. Before moving her today, we got a look inside her ambulance. Dr. Brantly was moved in the same vehicle. We put a protective sheet over the stretcher, make it easier to clean. Reporter: In west Africa, this is the deadliest outbreak of the disease. More than a third happened since March of this year. So frightening, today british airways suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone. One American doctor says she and others are still heading into the danger zone, trying to keep the world safe by ending the outbreak in Africa. We're not cavalier about this. Everyone has training and background to handle this. Reporter: Both of these sick missionaries say they were answering god's call. Tonight their families are here at the hospital praying together.

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