Two Ebola Patients Released from Emory University Hospital - New York News

Two Ebola Patients Released from Emory University Hospital

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 The first two US patients ever treated for the deadly Ebola virus are now out of the hospital.

Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have spent the last two weeks at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital after being flown in from Liberia.

EBOLA TREATMENT TIMELINE

  • Saturday, Aug 2: Dr. Kent Brantly arrives to Emory University in Atlanta and gets off walking from the ambulance
  • Tuesday, Aug 5: Nancy Writebol arrives to Emory University in Atlanta and gets off in a stretcher
  • Tuesday, Aug 19: Writebol is released after exactly two weeks of Ebola treatment
  • Thursday, Aug 21: Brantly is also discharged from Emory, nearly 3 weeks after being admitted, and makes a statement
After weeks of waiting and watching, a treatment that's never been done before on US soil has now saved the lives of 2 US patients – Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly.

Doctors say they are now Ebola free.

"Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive and be well and to be reunited with my family,” said Kent Brantly.

Emory doctors released the two patients after checking their blood and urine levels

"The medical staff at Emory is confident that this poses no public health threat,” said Dr. Bruce Ridner.

"Through the care of the missionary teams in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise of the team here at Emory, god saved my life,” said Brantly.

"When I talked to David and Nancy-they sounded good. Nancy has been through so much. She is fatigued and being back with David and having a time of rest and recuperation,” said SIM president Bruce Johnson.

So far, SIM has spent more than a million dollars in travel and health care costs for the Ebola treatment.

They say there are more than 120 people still in Liberia and despite the deadly Ebola virus, they still have people actively wanting to volunteer.

"Just this week, we've had 25 people on our campus that are going through a training program - it hasn't dampened including going to Liberia,” said Johnson.

Nancy was too weak to talk but shared her thanks through Brantly.

"My dear friend Nancy Writebol wanted me to share her gratitude. She walked out she said ‘to god be the glory.' Please continue to play for Liberia and the people of West Africa,” said Brantly.

Two missionary doctors who were in Liberia are still under quarantine at SIM's campus in Charlotte.

SIM's president says the Writebol's plan to return to Liberia and finish their mission.

For now, David and Nancy are spending time together at an undisclosed location.
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