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Husband of U.S. Ebola patient cleared from quarantine

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David and Nancy Writebol (SIM International) David and Nancy Writebol (SIM International)
The husband of U.S. Ebola patient Nancy Writebol finally got to visit her on Sunday. David Writebol completed a 3-week quarantine following his return from Liberia to Charlotte, North Carolina and was cleared to travel to Emory University Hospital to visit with his wife.

He released the following statement on Monday:

“It has been three weeks since Nancy and I learned of her infection with the Ebola virus. In the ensuing days, we learned much more about the disease than we already knew. We also learned a great deal about the love and compassion of people toward Nancy through the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and well-wishes on our behalf. For this we are truly grateful.

“I have completed the 21-day period of precautionary temperature and health monitoring and reporting as mandated by local and state public health authorities, with no symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease. I therefore was cleared to travel to Emory University Hospital to be reunited with Nancy and observe her recovery and return to health. My family and I look forward to her speedy restoration, and we give thanks for continued prayers on her behalf.

"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again. 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."

David and Nancy Writebol were volunteering as missionaries for SIM International in Liberia when the current Ebola outbreak began. Nancy contracted the disease and was evacuated to United States for treatment just days after Dr. Kent Brantly became the first known Ebola patient to set foot in the country.

Both patients continue their recovery in isolation rooms inside Emory University Hospital.
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