Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol is returning to Liberia to work in the same hospital where she contracted the deadly disease

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com

The American missionary who contracted Ebola and brought attention to the outbreak in West Africa is on her way back to Liberia, to work in the same hospital and live in the same house where she first got sick last year.

Nancy Writebol, 59, made headlines in August when she was flown out of Monrovia to Atlanta, Georgia to be treated for the disease which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 in the past year.

Writebol and Dr Kent Brantly, a physician who worked in the same missionary hospital as her, survived the often-fatal diagnosis after being among the first to receive an experimental serum called ZMapp while in hospital at Emory University together.

Now, nearly a year after she first got sick, Writebol is returning to Liberia with her husband David, to work with the same missionary group for the next five years.

Christian organization Serving In Mission (SIM) announced Monday that the Writebols will be back in Liberia on Tuesday, with David serving as the organization's director in the country and Nancy as personnel coordinator. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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