An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year.
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn’t spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.
Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy Writebol, are expected to make full recoveries after treatment for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital.
The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.
The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided.
Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.
The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.