American Doctors Who Got Infected With Ebola Discharged From Hospital

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The American missionary doctors who contracted Ebola in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have been discharged from the hospital.

“I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family,” Brantly said, choking up as he read a written statement. Then he and his wife turned and hugged a parade of doctors and nurses, hugging or shaking hands with each one. For some, it was their first direct contact without protective gear.

After Brantly, 33, and Writebol, 59, were infected while working with Ebola victims in Liberia, their charity organizations, Samaritan’s Purse and SIM, reached out to top infectious disease experts for help.

Working connections, they obtained one of only five courses available worldwide of an experimental drug known as Zmapp, and Brantly and Writebol split the doses before being evacuated to Atlanta. The other four were later given to a Spanish priest, who died, and three doctors in Africa, who have been improving.

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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