Ebola Response 07-27-14 (Press Release)

Second U.S. Citizen Tests Positive for Ebola

BOONE, N.C., July 27, 2014 — A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. Nancy Writebol is employed by SIM in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan’s Purse team that is treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia. SIM manages ELWA Hospital there, and the two organizations have been working closely to combat Ebola since the current outbreak began in Liberia in March.

Writebol is married with two children. We request that her family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time, and please keep them in your prayers.

Contact:
Melissa Strickland
828.719.0139

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