Kent Brantly, the United States doctor who was infected with Ebola Virus in Liberia, was on Thursday released from hospital.
Brantly was working for Samaritan’s Purse, a charity working to help the poor and defenceless Ebola patients in the West African country, when he started noticing symptoms of the virus.
He isolated himself for three days and after it was confirmed that he had the virus, he was airlifted in a special ambulance to the United States and taken to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Nancy Writebol, the second American to have contracted the virus, was also flown to the states, and her husband said on Thursday that she was making remarkable progress.
After Brantly’s release, President of Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham, thanked God but said more than 350 people working for the charity were still in Liberia and needed prayers.
“Today I join all of our Samaritan’s Purse team around the world in giving thanks to God as we celebrate Dr. Kent Brantly’s recovery from Ebola and release from the hospital”, he said.
“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. Those who have given up the comforts of home to serve the suffering and the less fortunate are in many ways just beginning this battle.
“We have more than 350 staff in Liberia, and others will soon be joining them, so please pray for those who have served with Dr. Brantly – along with the other doctors, aid workers and organisations that are at this very moment desperately trying to stop Ebola from taking any more lives”.