American Doctor With Ebola Takes Turn For The Worse
Friday, August 1, 2014
(Undated) -- An American doctor with the Ebola virus in Africa is taking a turn for the worse. Samaritan's Purse says Dr. Kent Brantly's condition worsened Wednesday night, but he's still stable. Franklin Graham is the director of the Christian relief organization and says all non-essential personnel are being pulled from Liberia.
Dr. Brantly was apparently given a unit of blood from a 14-year-old who survived Ebola because the teen wanted to help the doctor who saved his life. Brantly also told medical workers to give an experimental serum to a colleague, Nancy Writebol, who also has Ebola. The two become sick while working in Liberia.