US Doctor with Ebola ‘Recovering In Every Way’

A missionary doctor who was flown to Atlanta for treatment after contracting Ebola in Liberia says he is making a steady recovery and hopes to be reunited with family in the “near future.”

“As my treatment continues in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, I am recovering in every way,” said Kent Brantly, a physician with Samaritan’s Purse. “There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future.”

Brantly and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM USA, were both treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp and flown back to the U.S. for further care after contracting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.