Indy-born doctor with Ebola to be released from hospital


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A doctor from Indianapolis infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.

CBS News reports Emory Hospital is planning an 11 a.m. news conference and Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be there.

Brantly, 33, and nurse Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola while working in West Africa for Samaritan’s Purse, a missionary group.

Both received an experimental treatment before they were flown back to the United States.

Ebola is often deadly and there is currently no widely used treatment for the virus.

Brantly was born in Indianapolis and his family is part of a church community on the southeast side.

In a statement obtained by CBS News, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said, “Over the past few weeks I have marveled at Dr. Brantly’s courageous spirit as he has fought this horrible virus with the help of the highly competent and caring staff at Emory University Hospital … I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa, battling, treating, and suffering from Ebola.”

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