Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:12:24 GMT —
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Nancy Writebol certainly wasn't planning for her 15 years of mission work to result in contracting the Ebola virus.
But now that she has, her son says he wants the attention on the case to spur development of a cure.
Writebol is one of two members of the same hospital mission team who contracted Ebola in Liberia after treating patients suffering from the dangerous virus. Dr. Kent Brantly is the other.
Writebol's home congregation is Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brantly is with the international relief group Samritan's Purse with headquarters in Boone, North Carolina.
Brantly arrived at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital for treatment Saturday.
A Liberian government official says a medical evacuation team will transport Writebol from West Africa to the Georgia hospital on Tuesday.