An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in the West African country of Liberia last month has recovered and is expected to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.
Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for the aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, told The Associated Press that she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday.
Brantly was scheduled to appear at a press conference at Emory University Hospital at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time and make a statement. He was one of two aid workers flown to the U.S. to receive treatment for the virus earlier this month. The hospital said it would discuss the pending discharge of both Brantly and Nancy Writebol, though there was no immediate information on the latter’s condition.
A statement from Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, said that Brantly had recovered.