An American doctor, who was diagnosed with deadly Ebola infection in Liberia, is receiving treatment in the US, an aid organization where he works said on Sunday.
Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two American health workers who contracted the fatal disease, was flown back to his home land from Liberia in a chartered air ambulance on Saturday.
According to the doctors, he was given a dose of an experimental serum before his arrival to the United States. Closed sources said the doctor appeared in a fairly good condition as he walked out of the chartered air ambulance upon his arrival in Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital. He was covered in a protective suit from head to toe. He is being treated at special isolation unit of Emory University Hospital.
Amber, Brantly’s wife, said that his husband was in good spirits when he arrived in the United States on Sunday.
“The family was rejoicing over Kent’s safe arrival and confident that he is getting the best possible care,” she said in a statement.
Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian aid organization where Brantly works, said it was grateful that his condition is improving.
It is noteworthy, there is no known cure or drug for treating Ebola.
“We don’t not know what treatment the group may be using,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
Meanwhile, the government is planning to bring back Nancy Writebol, the second health worker infected with Ebola, soon to the same hospital. According to the air-charter company that brought Brantly to the United States, the plans to bring back Writebol were on schedule.
Meanwhile, the doctors said that the next several days remain critical for both the patients. Ebola has claimed over 700 lives in West Africa.