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US Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to New American Patient

Kent Brantly flies to Nebraska to help his friend, Rick Sacra

(Newser) - If one person knows what Ebola patient Rick Sacra is going through, it's Kent Brantly. Both American doctors contracted the disease while doing charity work in Africa, though Brantly made a full recovery after returning to the US. To help his friend do the same, Brantly flew to the... More »

Ebola-Infected Doctor in Stable Condition

Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center

(Newser) - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said today. Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at a 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of the US' four. It was... More »

Ebola Survivor: 'God Saved My Life'

Kent Brantly addresses media; Nancy Writebol was released earlier

(Newser) - A grinning Dr. Kent Brantly walked into a press conference at Emory University Hospital this morning, the fully recovered survivor of Ebola virus. "Today is a miraculous day," he said. "I'm thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be here with my family."... More »

American Ebola Patients to Be Released Today

Blood test reportedly comes back negative for Kent Brantly

(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... More »

American With Ebola Says He's 'Growing Stronger'

Kent Brantly releases statement from hospital in Atlanta

(Newser) - One of the two Americans being treated for Ebola at an Atlanta hospital has good news: He's "growing stronger every day." Kent Brantly, who's getting an experimental Ebola treatment never before used on people, released a statement about his life as a doctor in Liberia, NBC... More »

Nurse: Why We're Caring for Ebola Patients in US

It's the right thing to do, medically and ethically, writes Emory's Susan Grant

(Newser) - As Emory University Hospital in Atlanta treats two patients with Ebola, health officials are taking flak for bringing the contagious disease to the US. The head nurse at Emory, however, thinks everybody should calm down. "Those fears are unfounded and reflect a lack of knowledge about Ebola and our... More »

Troops Deployed to Halt Ebola Spread

2nd US patient 'weak but improving'

(Newser) - At the center of the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, hundreds of troops have been deployed to isolate hard-hit communities and clinics housing infected patients. A military spokesman in Sierra Leone says convoys will bring food and medicine to the affected areas, reports the Guardian , which notes that poor enforcement of quarantine... More »

2nd Ebola Patient Arrives in US

Nancy Writebol to be treated in Atlanta

(Newser) - The US has its second Ebola patient on the ground. Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta today for care in Emory University Hospital—the facility where Dr. Kent Brantly, her fellow missionary worker in Liberia, is also being treated, NBC News notes. She arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base at about... More »

US Sending 50 Experts to Fight Ebola Outbreak

1st US patient 'improving' in Atlanta hospital

(Newser) - As the first Ebola patient to arrive in the US recovers in an Atlanta hospital, dozens of US experts are preparing to go to the other way. At least 50 public health experts are being sent to West Africa to help fight the deadliest-ever outbreak of the disease, Centers for... More »

Americans With Ebola Coming Home on Private Jet

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will be treated in Atlanta

(Newser) - Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said today. One is expected to arrive tomorrow, and the other a few days later, according to Atlanta's... More »

US Doctor With Ebola Turns Down Serum ...

... so it can go to his colleague instead

(Newser) - The hopeful news for two American charity workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia is that an experimental serum turned up yesterday. The wrenching part is that there was only enough for one of them. That's when Texas doctor Kent Brantly, one of the two ailing Americans, asked that it... More »

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