American doctor with Ebola to be discharged from hospital

American doctor with Ebola to be discharged from hospital
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An American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus is scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital on Thursday.

Dr. Kent Brantly, who was being treated at Emory University Hospital, has recovered from the disease. The hospital will hold a press conference Thursday to discuss his discharge.

Brantly and his fellow American aid worker Nancy Writebol were flown to Atlanta from Liberia earlier this month after becoming infected with Ebola. They contracted the virus while working at a missionary clinic with the aid group Samaritan's Purse.

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So far, the ongoing Ebola outbreak has taken 1,350 lives in West Africa.

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