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Ebola Patient Dr. Brantly Soon to Be Released from Hospital as Writebol Continues to Improve

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Aug 15
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Two American missionaries who had been working in Liberia and became stricken with Ebola are reportedly doing improving.


Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be released from the Atlanta hospital he has been in, and Nancy Writebol is improving.


Both were given an experimental drug to treat Ebola.


"I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for His mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease," Brantly wrote in a letter from his hospital room. "One thing I have learned is that following God often leads to unexpected places. My wife Amber and I, along with our two children, did not move to Liberia for the specific purpose of fighting Ebola. We went to Liberia because we believe God called us to serve Him at ELWA Hospital."


Nancy’s wife David Writebol said Nancy is responding well to the experimental treatment.


“She's still very weak,” he said. “We're not quite ready to say she's out of the woods. ...But it's moving in the right direction. From everything that I'm hearing, we're making progress. I'm so thankful she's in a place where she's getting good care."


David Wirtebol is currently in quarantine with two other missionaries who had been working in Nigeria.


The experimental drug ZMapp was shipped to Liberia this week. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,000 people have died from Ebola.



Publication date: August 15, 2014