Man plans to visit wife fighting Ebola at Emory

by: Erica Byfield Updated:


ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News is hearing from the husband of the woman battling Ebola at Emory Hospital.

Health officials quarantined David Writebol and two other aid workers in Charlotte, North Carolina, earlier in the week.

They have not shown signs of Ebola, but leaders took the step as a precaution.

In a Skype interview, Writebol said he's feeling well and is looking forward to seeing his wife, Nancy, in Atlanta.

"Everyone that meets her just falls in love with her; she's a charming, beautiful person. I had the privilege of getting to hang around her for the last 40 years," he said.

Nancy is currently in the isolation unit at Emory Hospital in DeKalb County.

Writebol hasn't seen her in person since she left Africa.

Channel 2's Erica Byfield has learned that since his arrival in the United States, they have talked on the phone and via Skype.

Writebol spoke mainly about his wife and the work she did in Liberia.

"She was very detailed and meticulous about her work. She also trained others to do the decontamination work," he said.  

Early on, leaders told Channel 2 Nancy Writebol did not have direct contact with patients, but helped spray down health care workers.

David Writebol will be in quarantine for 21 days.  The process began while he was in West Africa and continues in Charlotte.