Thursday, August 21, 2014

To God Be The Glory - Both American Doctors Discharged After Being Cleared Of Ebola

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Both Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

Brantly said, "God saved my life. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and reunited with my family." He also called his recovery "a miraculous day."

Brantly told a news conference at Emory Hospital that when Writebol left the hospital on Tuesday, she asked him to speak on her behalf ot the public and express gratitude for prayers on her behalf.

"When she walked out of the room, all she could say was ‘To God be the glory," Brantly recalled. "Nancy and (her husband) David are now spending some much needed time together."

Writebol's husband said in the statement that Writebol left the hospital in a "significantly weakened condition."

Both patients were given blood and urine tests to determine whether they still had the virus, Emory doctors said in a statement released this morning. Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit, said today.

"After a rigorous course of treatment and testing we have determined, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and state health departments, that (Brantley) has recovered from the Ebola Virus Disease and he can return to his family, to his community, and to his life without any public health concerns."

Brantly contracted the deadly virus while working in a Liberian Ebola ward with the aid agency Samaritan’s Purse. He was evacuated to the U.S. earlier this month along with Writebol.

Via ABC News

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