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Ebola patients released from hospital
Atlanta, G.A. – The two Americans who were stricken with Ebola have been released from the hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have recovered from the virus and do not pose a public health risk after spending almost three weeks in the hospital.
“The medical staff is confident that the discharge of these patient poses no public health threat,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University Hospital.
The two aid workers were part of a Christian missionary trip to West Africa. They were infected in July while working in the Ebola ward of a field hospital in Liberia.
“I woke up feeling under the weather, then my life took an unexpected turn as I was diagnosed with the Ebola virus,” said Dr. Brantly.
Both Americans were given an experimental drug called Zmapp and transported to the United States.
They were so contagious that paramedics wore hazmat suits to protect themselves.
The Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history, claiming more than 1,300 lives.
Writebol was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and her family said she wants to recover privately.
“My dear friend Nancy Writebol wanted me to share her gratitude for all the prayers on her behalf,” Dr. Brantly said.