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Husband of Ebola patient at Emory University Hospital returns to US

David Writebol, the husband of Nancy writebol -- one of the two American missionaries being treated for Ebola Virus Disease at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta -- arrived in the US late Sunday night with two others returning from Liberia.

The other two missionaries are SIM doctors who have been treating Ebola patients at SIM's ELWA medical facilities in Monrovia, Liberia, during the recent Ebola virus outbreak.

The trio flew into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport by private charter and arrived at 10:16 p.m. SIM headquarters is located in Charlotte.

"We are excited to have these three missionaries safely back in the U.S.," said Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA. "They are all healthy and in good spirits, and we want to express our gratitude to all those involved in the effort to bring them back, and for the prayers of countless people around the world."

According to a story posted on the SIM website, all three SIM missionaries are healthy and showing no signs or symptoms of Ebola infection. Each was checked and cleared medically before boarding the flight from Liberia to the U.S. Each was also checked and found healthy by Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Public Health communicable disease specialists upon arrival in Charlotte.

The story also states that the missionaries will remain under a 21-day quarantine. That quarantine began in Liberia and the continuation of it is being required by the Mecklenburg County Health Department, working in concert with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The three SIM missionaries will be staying in a private section of SIM USA's 90-acre campus in Charlotte until they have been released from quarantine, according to the SIM website.

the SIM website also says that at the end of the 21-day quarantine period, David Writebol plans to visit his wife Nancy in Atlanta.

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