WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa will be discharged from a U.S. hospital Thursday, the aid group he worked for said.
Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement that he had "marveled at Dr. Brantly's courageous spirit as he has fought this horrible virus" and thanked staff at the hospital.
Brantly was flown to Emory University Hospital for treatment on Aug. 2. A second U.S. Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, arrived there three days later.
Both patients received an experimental treatment known as ZMapp while still in West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people. Experts, however, warned that it's still unclear if their recovery is due to the ZMapp treatment.
Writebol's husband said Monday that his wife was slowly recovering and that they enjoyed a tearful reunion Sunday through an isolation glass at the hospital.