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American Ebola Patients Released from Hospital

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Two Americans infected with Ebola have been released from a hospital in Atlanta. Two Americans infected with Ebola have been released from a hospital in Atlanta.
ATLANTA, GA - Two Americans infected with Ebola have been released from a hospital in Atlanta. A doctor who treated them both says their discharge doesn't pose a health risk to the public.

The hospital announced the releases of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol on Thursday. Brantly left Emory University Hospital on Thursday morning. Writebol left Tuesday. Her husband says she left privately in a weakened condition to recuperate at an undisclosed location. Doctors and family members say the two are both free of the virus.

Brantly and Writebol were at the hospital nearly three weeks. Both were working as missionaries in Liberia in Africa when they contracted the virus. The two both received the experimental treatment drug, called Z-Mapp.

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