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Two American Ebola patients discharged over recovery

Updated: 2014-08-22 23:00:22 KST
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Two U.S. aid workers are now clear of the Ebola virus.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta, after spending nearly three weeks in isolation.

"Today is a miraculous day."

Dr. Brantly, standing with the medical team that treated him, was greeted with applause at a news conference on Thursday, the day of his release.

"I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family."

Nancy Writebol was quietly released from the hospital on Tuesday.
Doctors say the patients went through rigorous treatment and testing, with the experimental drug ZMapp.
And according to the doctors, they now pose no risk to the public.

"The medical staff here at Emory is confident that the discharge from the hospital of both of these patients poses no public health threat."

The two Americans were both missionaries. working in an Ebola ward in Liberia when they were infected with the virus.
Soon after, they were flown from Liberia to the hospital in the United States--- making them the first human patients with Ebola to ever come into the country.
These two may have survived, but the outbreak continues to take a toll---
The World Health Organization says more than 24-hundred people have been infected, and more than 13-hundred people have died, since the outbreak was first found in West Africa back in March.
So there's a continued plea to help stop the ongoing outbreak.

"Above all, I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life/ Please, continue to pray for Liberia and the people of West Africa."

Connie Lee, Arirang News.


Reporter : paulyi@arirang.co.kr

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