An American doctor, who arrived in Atlanta for treatment after contracting Ebola on Aug. 2, is improving, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday.
According to Fox News, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of CDC appeared Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and discussed Dr. Kent Brantly’s condition after arriving at Emory University Hospital Saturday.
“It’s encouraging that he seems to be improving, that’s really important, and we’re hoping he’ll continue to improve,” said Frieden.
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Frieden said it was too soon to say if Brantly would survive from the virus, “Ebola is such a scary disease because it’s so deadly. I can’t predict the future for individual patients.”
The director also said CDC has received many angry calls and emails about the decision of bringing Ebola patients back to the U.S.
“I hope that our understandable fear of the unfamiliar does not trump our compassion when ill Americans return to the U.S. for care,” Frieden said.
Amber Brantly, wife of the 33-year-old father of two young children, said her husband was in good condition when she saw him on Sunday, Aug. 3.
“He thanked everyone for their prayers,” Amber Brantly said in a statement.
Brantly caught the deadly disease while working for a charity, Samaritan’s Purse, in Liberia.
The second American patient Nancy Writebol, a medical missionary, is expected to return Tuesday, Aug. 5.
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