August 21, 2014

Blood Tests Negative

1 Ebola Victim Leaving U.S. Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly, who was being treated at Emory University Hospital after contracting Ebola in West Africa, will be released today, sources said, after his blood tests came back negative for the virus. Brantly, a missionary, and his colleague, Nancy Writebol, were evacuated from Liberia earlier this month after contracting the deadly disease. Although there is no known cure for Ebola, both patients were treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp which helps strengthen the immune system. The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids and, although Brantly is no longer infectious, there is a slight chance that the virus could linger for up to three months in his semen, said the World Health Organization. Writebol is also said to be recovering.

More at Cnn.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

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Tags: Ebola, Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol, World Health Organization, ZMapp, Emory University Hospital

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