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American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

News outlets report on the release of two aid workers from the Atlanta hospital where they were treated for Ebola.

ABC News: Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Says ‘God Saved My Life’
“Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital in Atlanta…” (Curry, 8/21).

New York Times: Ebola Patient Revels in ‘Miraculous Day’ as He and Another Exit Hospital
“To evaluate the condition of Dr. Kent Brantly, the American aid worker who became the first person to be treated for Ebola in the United States, all anyone needed to do Thursday was notice what he was not wearing. Gone was the bulky white suit he wore when he arrived Aug. 2, amid heavy security, at Emory University Hospital here…” (Blinder/McNeil, 8/21).

NPR: ‘I Am Thrilled To Be Alive’: American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital
“The two U.S. patients who were treated for Ebola have been discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where they had been in an isolation ward since returning from Liberia early this month. They are the first patients treated for Ebola on American soil…” (Chappell, 8/21).

Politico: 2 Americans with Ebola released from hospital
“Two Americans have been successfully treated for Ebola and discharged from a hospital in Atlanta, where officials Thursday said they were confident that they posed no threat to public health…” (Norman, 8/21).

Reuters: U.S. aid workers pose no public risk after Ebola treatment: doctor
“Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday…” (Bavier/Flynn, 8/21).

Reuters: U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital
“Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was ‘thrilled to be alive’ as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release…” (McKay et al., 8/22).

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