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Husband of Ebola patient visits wife in isolation room


David Writebol, the husband of one of the Americans infected with Ebola, visited his wife Nancy at Emory University Hospital Sunday.

He completed a 21-day monitoring period Sunday and was cleared to travel to see his wife again later in the day.

"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again," David Writebol said. "We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass, moved with tears to look at each other again. She was standing with her radiant smile, happy beyond words. She is continuing to slowly gain strength, eager for the day when the barriers separating us are set aside, and we can simply hold each other. We prayed together over the intercom, praising our great and mighty God for his goodness to us."

Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta from Liberia on a specially outfitted plane two weeks ago. She was then transported by ambulance to Emory for treatment in an isolation room.

Dr. Kent Brantly, who also contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was brought to Emory for treatment just days ahead of Nancy Writebol.

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