American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

Created: 07/27/2014 10:10 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A spokeswoman for an aid group says an American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was reported in stable condition.
Melissa Strickland, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina-based group Samaritan's Purse, says Dr. Kent Brantly has been talking to his medical team and working on his computer.
Brantly is being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. The 33-year-old doctor is the medical director for .Samaritan's Purse. He had been working with the group in Liberia since October as part of the charity's post-residency program for doctors.
Strickland says, quote, "We are hopeful, but he is certainly not out of the woods yet."
Early treatment improves a patient's chances of survival, and Strickland said that Brantly recognized his own symptoms and began receiving care immediately.

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