U.S. Ebola Patient To Be Released Today

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

U.S. Ebola Patient To Be Released Today

August 21, 2014 Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:40 AM EST

ATLANTA, Geo. (21Alive) -- The American doctor who has been under treatment for Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital, according to ABC News.

33-year-old Kent Brantly was treating Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the disease. Earlier this month, he became the first known person with Ebola in the United States when he was moved from Liberia to Atlanta. He was treated at Emory University Hospital with the experimental serum known as ZMapp.

Brantly is expected to speak today at a press conference and an update about a second Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, is also planned.

The virus has killed at least 1,229 and sickened 1,011 more, according to the World Health Organization.

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