Husband says Ebola-infected missionary seems stronger

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A quarantined American missionary says his Ebola-infected wife is weak but seems to be gaining strength.

In a news conference via Skype from his quarantine in North Carolina, David Writebol said he isn't showing any Ebola symptoms, and his wife sounds stronger when he talks with her on the phone.

Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly remain hospitalized in isolation at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.

David Writebol told reporters his wife is "not out of the woods yet," but they hope to be reunited soon.

He added that they don't blame their exposure to Ebola on a failure by God to protect them. David Writebol says they believe "God's purposes are higher than our pain."

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228-w-30-(Steve Coleman, AP religion editor, with David Writebol, husband of Ebola patient Nancy Writebol)--A quarantined American missionary says his Ebola-infected wife is weak but seems to be gaining strength. AP Religion Editor Steve Coleman reports. (13 Aug 2014)

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