Flight carrying second US aid worker with Ebola leaves Liberia

Staff of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) medical aid organisation carry the body of a person who has died from a viral haemorrhagic fever at a centre for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou in Guinea, West Africa, on April 1, 2014, where an outbreak has killed 78 people.
PHOTO: Flight carrying second US aid worker with Ebola leaves Liberia

MONROVIA - A medical aircraft carrying the second of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus took off from Liberia en route for the United States on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.

Nancy Writebol, 59, contracted the incurable disease while working as a missionary in the West African country during the worst ever outbreak of Ebola.

The first American patient, Dr. Kent Brantly, was flown back to the United States for treatment in the medical aircraft on Saturday.