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Doctor With Ebola Hopes For Release ‘In Near Future’

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Dr. Kent Brantly

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ATLANTA (CBSDFW.COM) – A doctor from Fort Worth who contracted Ebola while doing missionary work in Africa hopes to be released in the near future, the international relief group has announced.

The following statement was posted by Franklin Graham on the Samaritan’s Purse website.

“Dr. Kent Brantly is doing very well and hopes to be released sometime in the near future. The staff at Emory Healthcare are taking extremely great care of him. Kent and his wife continue to express appreciation for everyone’s prayers.”

Dr. Brantly has been in isolation at Emory Hospital in Atlanta since Aug. 2. Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who also contracted Ebola while working with patients, both received a dose of the experimental drug ZMapp.

Dr. Brantly released the following statement on Friday morning.

“As my treatment continues in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, I am recovering in every way. I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care. I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body. There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future.”

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