The second of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus is on a plane back to the US for treatment, Reuters reports.
Nancy Writebol, 59, contracted the incurable disease while working as a missionary in the West African country of Liberia during the worst ever outbreak of Ebola.
The first American patient Dr Kent Brantly was flown back to Atlanta for treatment on Saturday.
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