“Today is a miraculous day. I’m thrilled to be alive.” Two American doctors have been cured of the Ebola virus have been released from an Atlanta hospital. They contracted the disease while working as health aids in West Africa and were transported to America to be treated.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were admitted into a specialized isolation ward at Emory University and discharged after two weeks of strenuous treatment. When the news broke about the American doctors having the disease, it caused fear and many debated whether they should be allowed to return.
“I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life, and I’m glad for any attention my sickness has attracted to the plight of West Africa in the midst of this epidemic,” said Dr. Brantly while at a press conference with his wife by his side.