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Kent Brantly, American Doctor Treated For Ebola, To Be Released From U.S. Hospital

08/21/2014 06:22 am ET | Updated Aug 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus, will be released from a U.S. hospital today, NBC News reported.

The 33-year-old family practice physician and missionary was working at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Liberia when he contracted the virus.

Brantly received an experimental serum before being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was also given a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who survived Ebola under his care.

Aid worker Nancy Writebol, 59, who also contracted Ebola while doing missionary work in Liberia, is expected to be discharged from the hospital's isolation unit soon. However, it's not clear when she will leave the facility.

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