Two Americans sticken with deadly Ebola virus in Liberia

Written by MCJStaff   // July 28, 2014   // 0 Comments

SAMARITAN'S PURSE VIA REUTERS

SAMARITAN’S PURSE VIA REUTERS

 

by Maggie Fox, NBC News   -theGrio.com

NBC News — An American doctor and an aid worker working for two charitable groups fighting Ebola in Liberia have both become infected with the deadly virus, one of the groups confirmed. Liberia closed some borders to help prevent further spread of the virus.

“All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points,” Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson said in a statement. The airport at Monrovia will remain open.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague Nancy Writebol, are both being treated at the center in Monrovia where they were working to help Ebola patients. Both are in stable condition, said Melissa Strickland, a spokeswoman for North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse.

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