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Wife of American Ebola patient grateful for his return

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 01:10

An American aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia is back in the U.S. being treated at an Atlanta hospital, his wife grateful for his return. Linda So reports.

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An emotional moment for the family of Dr. Kent Brantly. The American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus is able to walk into an Atlanta hospital on his own two feet. Brantly arrived in the U.S. from Liberia to begin treatment at Emory University Hospital. SOUNDBITE: DR. JAY VARKEY, EMORY HEALTHCARE NETWORK, SAYING: "We are ready. We are looking forward to try and help this patient and assist his family in any way possible." A team of infectious disease doctors will treat Brantly in a special containment unit. His family will be able to see him through a plate-glass window and speak to him by phone. SOUNDBITE: DR. JAY VARKEY, EMORY HEALTHCARE NETWORK, SAYING: "The room is really designed to provide ICU level care for critically ill patients as well as to have a surrounding infrastructure that really contains any potential pathogens." Brantly's wife issued a statement saying "It was a relief to welcome Kent home... I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the U.S. I am thankful to God for his safe transport and for giving him the strength to walk into the hospital." Brantly and his colleague Nancy Writebol contracted the deadly disease in Liberia while working to treat Ebola patients there. The same medical plane that brought Brantly to the U.S will now pick up Writebol and bring her back this week.

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Wife of American Ebola patient grateful for his return

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 01:10