Kent Brantly, one of the two American doctors infected with Ebola while working in west Africa, is expected to be released from Emory University Hospital today. The second patient, Dr. Nancy Writebol, remains in recovery, but is regaining strength.
Brantly arrived at Emory on August 2nd
Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the release of both Ebola patients currently being treated at the hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be present at the news conference to make a statement.
News Chopper 2 was there as Brantly arrived at the hospital Saturday, Aug. 2, where he walked in wearing a protective suit. A second Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, arrived three days later.
Both patients have been kept in isolation inside the hospital as they received treatment for the virus.
In a statement from Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, he said:
“Today I join all of our Samaritan’s Purse team around the world in giving thanks to God as we celebrate Dr. Kent Brantly’s recovery from Ebola and release from the hospital. Over the past few weeks I have marveled at Dr. Brantly’s courageous spirit as he has fought this horrible virus with the help of the highly competent and caring staff at Emory University Hospital. His faithfulness to God and compassion for the people of Africa have been an example to us all.
“I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa battling, treating and suffering from Ebola
Video report from WSBTV