David Writebol, husband of missionary Nancy Writebol, who is being treated for Ebola, has been released from medical monitoring and was able to visit his wife on Sunday, according to SIM USA.
Writebol returned from West Africa on August 11 and was put into in a 21-day medical monitoring period in Charlotte, N.C. During that time, his temperature and health were watched for symptoms of Ebola. He was cleared to travel and reunite with his wife— who returned to the U.S. on August 5th and is undergoing treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again,” Writebol said in a statement. “We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass, moved with tears to look at each other again. She was standing with her radiant smile, happy beyond words. She is continuing to slowly gain strength, eager for the day when the barriers separating us are set aside, and we can simply hold each other. We prayed together over the intercom, praising our great and mighty God for his goodness to us."
The couple had been working in Liberia as medical missionaries with SIM USA, a Christian non-profit organization.
Writebol was one of three missionaries who returned from West Africa and were placed in quarantine in Charlotte. Ebola is only spread through direct contact with bodily fluids from people currently showing symptoms.