According to the top U.S. health official Dr. Kent Brantly, hero doctor infected with the Ebola Virus, is improving. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the UDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) was quoted as saying, “It’s encouraging that he seems to be improving – that’s really important – and we’re hoping he’ll continue to improve”. Dr. Frieden went on to say that it was just too soon to predict whether or not Dr. Brantly’s condition would worsen or improve and whether or not he would be able to survive the Ebola virus infection.
Dr. Frieden also said the UDC will be sending fifty staff members to West Africa over the next month to give aid and try to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus and contain the outbreak.
Dr. Brantly’s wife and family want to thank everybody for their support and prayers. They are confident he is getting the best treatment possible. As with treating anyone infected with the Ebola Virus, doctors will try to maintain Dr. Brantly’s blood pressure and support his breathing with a respirator if needed, or provide dialysis if he were to experience kidney failure, as some Ebola sufferers do.
Nancy Writebol, the 59 year old missionary who is the other American infected with the Ebola Virus, will be flown in to the Emory University Hospital later this week. The medical plane transporting the Ebola victims is only equipped for one patient at a time. We will continue to provide you with updates about Dr. Brantly, Nancy Writebol, and any updates on the Ebola Virus outbreak as information becomes available so check back often for breaking news.