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Two receiving experimental treatment for deadly virus

Published:Thursday | August 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

ATLANTA (AP):A second American who came down with Ebola in Liberia is now hospitalised in Atlanta.

SIM missionary Nancy Writebol has joined Samaritan's Purse Dr Kent Brantly at Emory University Hospital, where they're being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.

SIM USA President Bruce Johnson says he looks forward to praying with her and "telling her some of the stories of how God has made a way for her to come here".

Johnson says he spoke with her husband, who is still in Liberia. David Writebol said his wife was able to stand and get on the plane in Liberia with assistance. When she arrived in Atlanta, she was wheeled into the hospital on a stretcher.

Johnson says SIM has spent nearly US$1 million since Writebol and Brantly were diagnosed with Ebola, and Samaritan's Purse has spent more than US$1 million. He says the missionaries' medical evacuation insurance may cover some of the cost.