Boone, N.C. — Although a special flight to evacuate the two American Ebola virus victims in Liberia left Atlanta last night, this morning Samaritan’s Purse, their parent organization, said that both Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in “serious” condition and remain in Liberia today.
They suggested that the two victims will be brought back home the early part of next week.
In the meantime, Samaritan’s Purse is now bringing back 60 non-essential personnel and their families this weekend and intend to have them all home when the weekend is over.
Samaritan’s Purse said they were “all in good health” and said SIM staff members and dependants would also be evacuated. Writebol was a missionary with SIM.
Samaritan’s Purse and SIM jointly managed the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.