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American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city.

Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland says that Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Africa, but they are currently in the U.S.

Strickland says that Brantly began serving in Africa as part of a post-residency program before the Ebola outbreak began. The deadly disease has already killed 672 in several countries since the outbreak began earlier this year.

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o2bncapecod July 26 2014 at 10:39 PM

How many people with diseases such as this might make it over our poruous border at any given time? Just a thought.

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punnster July 26 2014 at 10:20 PM

That is one dedicated and brave doctor.

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Linda July 26 2014 at 10:20 PM

Yes, God bless him. I hope that his wife and children didn't bring Ebola here with them.

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xpilot5867 July 26 2014 at 11:02 PM

Humanity needs men like this to pass along their DNA.

To Dr. Brantly's family - your husband/father is a selfless hero. Be proud of him and make the most of what he gave you.

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Welcome King July 26 2014 at 10:58 PM

God let him live.

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blindskeeter July 26 2014 at 10:13 PM


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screamingsigns blindskeeter July 27 2014 at 5:07 AM

By God, you, of course, mean Allah!

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ram4131 July 27 2014 at 12:04 AM

No good deed goes unpunished.

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SRJimVal2 ram4131 July 27 2014 at 12:00 PM

Did you mean unrewarded?

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r7322 July 27 2014 at 12:04 AM

Why are we wasting our time and money on these people, they hate the Americans and would never give us a thought if we had this problem. Let mother nature have her way.

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shnboi July 26 2014 at 10:51 PM

Sending prayers

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rcinsd03 July 26 2014 at 11:10 PM

and someone just carried Ebola from Ligeria to Lagos according to AOL news...great job CDC...now you're all doomed!!!!!

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