Ebola Survivor: 'God Saved My Life'

Kent Brantly addresses media; Nancy Writebol was released earlier
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2014 10:28 AM CDT
Ebola Survivor: 'I'm Thrilled to Be Alive'
Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly stands with his wife, Amber, during a news conference at Emory University Hospital.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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." He continued, at times tearfully, "God saved my life, a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers." The CDC said this morning that both Americans have been declared free of the virus, "are not contagious," and "pose no public health concern." And contrary to earlier reports, Nancy Writebol was released from Emory on Tuesday; she's now in an undisclosed location with her husband. An Emory doctor said the hospital is respecting her desire for privacy. "It was the right decision to bring these patients back to America for treatment," said the doctor. (More Kent Brantly stories.)

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