"Dr. Kent Brantly is doing very well and hopes to be released sometime in the near future. The staff at Emory Healthcare are taking extremely great care of him. Kent and his wife continue to express appreciation for everyone’s prayers."
A simple enough sentiment although one not accompanied by a timetable. Reports on Brantly's condition have been increasingly positive since he arrived in Atlanta two weeks ago.
The Wire spoke to Emory University Hospital's Holly Korschun, who said that the medical team had not publically issued any timeline for Dr. Brantly's release. Citing patient confidentiality, she said there were no updates right now that could be shared with the public. "I don't have any information like that," she said. "We’re not informing anyone now."
As you might recall, the news that Brantly was being airlifted to the United States to receive treatment during the world's largest Ebola outbreak on record caused quite a stir. Brantly, who contracted the virus while helping those stricken in West Africa, conjured a panic about the possibility of a widespread outbreak despite the full weight of the medical community against such a scenario.