American doctor who had Ebola has recovered

Atlanta - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged on Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokesperson for the aid group he was working for said.

Meanwhile, Emory University Hospital planned to hold a news conference on Thursday morning to discuss both patients' discharge.

Alison Geist, a spokesperson for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement that Brantly has recovered.

"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," Graham's statement said.

Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital. The two were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

The Ebola outbreak has killed 1 350 people and counting across West Africa.

Ebola is only spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick people experiencing symptoms.

- AP
Julia Griffiths 2014-08-21 02:39:09 PM
I am pleased. However, if he was given the meds surely others could also get the same. Or is he privileged?
VaPunungwe 2014-08-21 02:41:39 PM
When is he gonna stop partying!!!!! :D
Marlon Willemse 2014-08-21 02:43:19 PM
Ask Robert Mugabe what he thinks of this :)
Thabelo Shoeshoe Moshoeshoe 2014-08-21 03:08:45 PM
he's American what yoll expect,they got the cure to save Africa.........but they will keep it for Americans 1st Now what!
Vusumzi Boyce 2014-08-21 03:27:38 PM
I don't think he has the same skin colour as the rest of the africans
Sindisa Dlamini Sikundla 2014-08-21 03:36:23 PM
Ngama Bhulu lana enza ezi virus to kill black people
Mpadu 2014-08-21 03:42:47 PM
I knew. Hwe was not gona die now... But thanx...
Motofogo Mulilo 2014-08-21 03:53:23 PM
I doubt he had this virus in the first place.
Tina Butler 2014-08-21 03:59:07 PM
So, the experimental drug worked I suppose. Now can the rest of the world also have some. Please.
Rudzani Mathoma 2014-08-21 04:00:57 PM
Thank you for giving your life to Africa. God bless yoy