Husband of US Ebola patient surprised by critics

ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola and returned to the U.S. said he is astonished at the reactions of people who are critical of the couple for putting themselves in danger.

David Writebol, who remains in Liberia, made the comments in a recorded phone conversation with Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA. The aid group distributed the recorded call to the media Thursday.

Writebol's wife, Nancy, was the second of two American aid workers to be flown to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital. She arrived Tuesday and is being treated in a highly specialized isolation unit, along with Dr. Kent Brantly, who arrived Saturday.

The two were infected with Ebola while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

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