U.S. doctor with Ebola "recovering in every way"

U.S. doctor with Ebola "recovering in every way"
# 16 August 2014 02:03 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An American doctor infected with Ebola said Friday he is "recovering in every way" and hoped to be reunited with his family soon, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged," Kent Brantly said in a statement, his second since being brought back to the U.S. for treatment. "But I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future."

Brantly was working for humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse in West Africa, treating Ebola patients at a Liberia hospital when he contracted the Ebola virus.

Earlier this month, he was flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where he has been in an isolation unit for treatment.

Both Brantly and Nancy Writebol, another American who also contracted Ebola in Liberia, received an experimental treatment while still in West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has killed over 1,000 people.

Writebol is also being treated at the Emory isolation unit and is reportedly getting better.

"Thank you for your prayers for Nancy and me," Brantly wrote in the statement released by Samaritan's Purse.

"Please continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Their fight is far from over."