MARIETTA, Ga. (KOIN 6) — A second American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola arrived in America for treatment Tuesday.
The patient flew into Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia at 11:25 am. She will be treated at an isolated unit in Emory University Hospital.
Officials have not released her identity, but the aid group she was working with, SIM USA, have identified her as Nancy Writebol, 59. She contracted the virus while working with patients in Liberia. SIM says Writebol is in serious but stable condition.
Meanwhile, British Airways announced it will suspend flights to Sierra Leone temporarily due to the worsening Ebola outbreak. It is the second major airline to shut down air traffic in that region.
The World Health Organization says more than 800 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia have died in the outbreak.