NC Ebola survivor donates plasma to doctor with virus

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Nancy Writebol

NEW YORK — Charlotte Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol donated plasma to a New York City doctor battling the virus on Friday, according to WSOC-TV.

Dr. Craig Spencer, working for Doctors Without Borders, returned from Guinea was admitted to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center earlier this week to be treated for Ebola.

Writebol was one of the first two Americans diagnosed with the Ebola virus. She was successfully treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta in August.

The Writebols left their home last year for missionary work at a clinic in Liberia, where Nancy Writebol’s duties included disinfecting staff entering or leaving the Ebola treatment area.

After she was infected, Writebol, 59, was flown to the United States and kept in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. She was released Aug. 19.

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus.

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low.