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Dr Nancy Writebol & Kent Brantly Discharged: American Ebola Patients Recovered

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August 21, 2014 – Nancy Writebol & Kent Brantly Discharged: Samaritan’s Purse Missionary Doctors Who Contracted Ebola In Liberia Recovered

2 US missionary doctors who contracted the killer Ebola virus while working for Samaritan Purse in Liberia have been discharged.

They were released at Emory hospital in Atlanta today after showing significant signs of improvement.

Doctor Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, both Christian aid workers, were infected with Ebola in Monrovia last month as the largest outbreak in history swept West Africa.

They were airlifted to Emory University Hospital for treatment three weeks ago.

“The discharge from the hospital of both these patients poses no public health threat,” said Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit.

“This is a fairly devastating disease, but we would anticipate that in general most patients, if they have not had any substantial organ damage, will make a complete recovery.”

Writebol was released on August 19, and did not appear at a press conference with Brantly.

Her release was not announced earlier this week because she had requested privacy and did not want details of her medical condition to be made public, doctors said.

“I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family,” Brantly said, looking thin but otherwise healthy as he smiled and held hands with his wife.

I am incredibly thankful to all of those who were involved in my care, from the first day of my illness all the way up to today — the day of my release from Emory.”

Franklin Graham, the president of the Christian missionary group for which Brantly worked in Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse, hailed the doctor’s “courageous spirit” as he battled the virus.



  1. faihi

    August 21, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    so dey can cure only their own now abi???,since dey consider whites as d only humans,let God be d judge,but one thing is 4 sure,its just a mata of time ebola go soon travel go there go giv dem warm greetingsssss!!!

  2. Gerald Liz

    August 21, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Lucky dem wish am an american

  3. mulikat

    August 21, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Thank God, they are cure,cos the work free for poor African people with their life,am so happy they are fine with their Love ones again.

  4. Yemisi Adediran

    August 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    They are lucky people but they often take their power for granted.
    Thank God for healing these ones

  5. hamzy

    August 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    i have always said it that there is something fishy about this diesease , it was reinvented by some rich white guys to cause world epidemic and rake in billions from all government in africa, their main target is africa and arab countries , now it is obvious that this is true , they said no cure but were able to cure their own . africa government please own your eyes … there is fire on the mountain

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