Ebola Virus Outbreak

American Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly: 'I Am Recovering in Every Way'

An American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia released a statement on Friday in which he said he was “recovering in every way,” and said he was looking forward to being reunited with his family. “There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged,” Dr. Kent Brantly wrote in the statement, “but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future.” Brantly, who works with Christian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, received an experimental treatment before being flown to a hospital isolation unit in Atlanta, Georgia. “Thank you for your prayers for Nancy and me,” Brantly said in the statement. “Please continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.”




--- NBC News Staff