WHEN: TODAY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
WHERE: CNBC'S "CLOSING BELL"
Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol today, Wednesday, October 1st on CNBC's "Closing Bell." Following is a link to the interview on CNBC.com: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000316339.
All references must be sourced to CNBC.
SCOTT WAPNER: WE WANT TO BRING IN RIGHT NOW NANCY WRITEBOL ONE OF THE FEW EBOLA SURVIVORS AND A MISSIONARY NURSE WHO HAD WORKED IN WEST AFRICA THIS SUMMER. SHE OF COURSE WAS RUSHED BACK TO THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE CARE SHE RECEIVED HELPED HER BEAT A VERY DEADLY VIRUS. NANCY IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU THANKS FOR COMING ON THE SHOW TODAY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
NANCY WRITEBOL: I AM GOOD THANK YOU SCOTT. THANKS FOR HAVING ME TODAY.
WAPNER: I AM WONDERING IF YOU CAN GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT THIS PATIENT DOWN IN TEXAS IS GOING THROUGH AND HOW THE MEDICAL STAFF DOWN THERE WOULD BE REACTING?
WRITEBOL: WELL I THINK THE MEDICAL STAFF IS PROBABLY REACTING IN JUST A GREAT AND HAS BEEN SAID VERY COMPASSIONATE WAY. HE'S PROBABLY EXPERIENCING FEVER, MAYBE SOME VOMITING JUST WEAKNESS. IT JUST DEPENDS ON HOW THE VIRUS HAS ATTACKED HIS BODY.
KAYLA TAUSCHE: NANCY WE JUST LOOKED AT A TIMELINE OF THIS PATIENT'S TRAVELS BACK TO THE UNITED STATES, HIS VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL HE WAS DISCHARGED AND ONLY GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS HE WASN'T ASKED ABOUT HIS TRAVELS WHICH DOES RAISE SOME QUESTIONS. I AM WONDERING AS A NURSE YOURSELF WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU THINK DOCTORS AND NURSES AND PARENTS FOR THAT MATTER NEED TO BE ASKING WHEN THEY SPOT CERTAIN SYMPTOMS WITHOUT BEING A FEARMONGER OR HYPOCHONDRIAC? WHAT SHOULD WE BE ASKING AND WHAT SHOULD WE BE LOOKING FOR?
WRITEBOL: WELL I THINK ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS THE CONTACTS. YOU KNOW WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN COMING FROM. WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT FOR WEST AFRICANS OF COURSE THERE ARE QUESTIONS LIKE ARE THERE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THAT HAVE DIED? IT IS ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AND THEIR CONTACTS AND THOSE ARE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS. WHAT KIND OF SYMPTOMS ARE YOU HAVING AND KNOWING THE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE PART OF THE EBOLA VIRUS.
WAPNER: NANCY HOW CONCERNED SHOULD ALL OF US BE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES? PEOPLE HEAR EBOLA, THEY HEAR THE FIRST CASE DIAGNOSED HERE IN THE U.S. THEY THINK OUTBREAK. MAYBE THAT WON'T BE THE CASE. WE CERTAINLY HOPE NOT. HOW CONCERNED SHOULD WE BE?
WRITEBOL: YOU KNOW I THINK THAT WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST MEDICAL CARE IN THE WORLD AND IT IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT HERE THAN IT IS IN WEST AFRICA AND I WOULD JUST SAY DON'T PANIC AND ALLOW THE CDC AND THE DOCTORS TO WORK IN A WAY THAT THEY KNOW. THEY HAVE TREATED EBOLA HERE NOW AND THEY HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW THE VIRUS ACTS AND SO WHEN YOU HAVE A PERSON THAT COMES IN AND IS DIAGNOSED WITH IT YOU HAVE DOCTORS ON THE GROUND WHO KNOW HOW TO CARE AND HOW TO FIND CONTACTS THAT MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SICK PERSON.
TAUSCHE: NANCY FOR MISSIONARIES OR MEDICAL WORKERS WHO ARE CONSIDERING TRAVELING TO LIBERIA OR TO WEST AFRICA TO HELP COMBAT THIS VIRUS WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND SEEN IT FIRST HAND AND YOU KNOW THE RISKS OF GETTING SICK THERE?
WRITEBOL: WELL I THINK THAT FOR ANY OF US IT IS A CONCERN TO FOLLOW PROTOCOL AND PROTECTING YOURSELF. BEING SAFE AND NOT TAKING ANY UNDO RISK.
WAPNER: NANCY WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE FEELING OK. LOVE THE BIG SMILE. HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO DO WELL. WE WILL TALK TO YOU AGAIN SOON.
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