“After a rigorous course of treatment and testing we have determined…that (Brantly) has recovered from the Ebola virus disease and he can return to his family, to his community, and to his life without any public health concerns,” Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit, said today.
Brantly said that when Writebol left the hospital on Tuesday, she asked him to speak on her behalf to the public and express gratitude for prayers on her behalf.
“When she walked out of the room, all she could say was ‘To God be the glory,’” Brantly recalled. “Nancy and (her husband) David are now spending some much needed time together.”
Writebol’s husband said in the statement that his wife left the hospital in a “significantly weakened condition.”
“We are tremendously pleased with Dr. Brantly and Mrs. Writebol’s recovery,” Ribner said. “All of us who have worked with them have been impressed by their courage and determination. Their hope and faith have been an inspiration to all of us.” Read more and see Brantly speak about the experience: abcnews.go.com/Health/american-doctor-ebola-released