Dr. Kent Brantly, the medical worker who was infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa and caused a stir when he was brought to the United States for treatment, is said to have fully recovered and will be released from the hospital today.
Nancy Writebol, another American who also fell ill while working in Liberia last month and was brought to Emory Hospital earlier this month, is also reportedly doing well and is expected to be released in the near future.
BREAKING: Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 21, 2014
On Thursday, Emory Hospital spokesman Vince Dollard said that Brantly's blood tests had come back clean. Brantly's arrival in the United States had been the source of a panic as fears that the greatest Ebola outbreak on record could rapidly spread in the United States were (hyperbolically) sown.
As David Ludwig noted on Wednesday, the Center of Disease Control said that nearly 70 Americans have been tested for Ebola in the past few weeks although there have been no confirmed cases.