American Ebola Patients to Be Released Today

Blood test reportedly comes back negative for Kent Brantly
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2014 6:31 AM CDT
Nancy Writebol, an American aid worker from North Carolina who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Journal & Constitution, John Spink)
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(Newser) – It looks like Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly are two of the lucky ones. The American Ebola patients, who contracted the virus in Liberia, will be released from Emory University Hospital today after weeks of treatment, ABC News reports. NBC News, however, says Writebol may only be released from the hospital's isolation unit and not the hospital itself. A blood test from Brantly showed no sign of the virus, CNN notes, adding two blood tests over two days must come back negative in order for a patient to be cleared. Brantly is expected to speak at a press conference this morning. (Read more Ebola stories.)

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