American Ebola patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical workers who contracted the virus while working with a missionary group in Liberia, have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta. Both left the hospital this morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "God saved my life," Brantly said at a press conference, asking listeners to pray for "the people of Liberia and West Africa."
Brantly and Writebol worked with the Samaritan's Purse organization led by Franklin Graham, whose father is evangelist Billy Graham. Both were treated with an experimental serum called ZMapp created by a company called Mapp Pharmaceuticals. The drug has since been given to a limited number of patients in Africa.
Here's video of today's press conference:
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