INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana doctor who works for Samaritan’s Purse and was infected with Ebola continues to fight for his life.
Doctor Kent Brantly stated feeling sick while treating Ebola patients in Liberia. An update on the organizations website says Brantly and the infected missionary are showing slight improvements.
A friend of Brantly’s spoke with CNN about Bently.
“My understanding is that when Ebola started to become a serious problem there, he volunteered to give up his original assignment at that hospital and be the one that coordinated the Ebola treatment facility,” said Kent Smith a friend of Brantly’s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a health alert to US doctors, but say the risk of the deadly virus spreading to this country is low.
The Peace Corps has temporarily pulled hundreds of its volunteers out of parts of West Africa because of the outbreak.
The workers will temporarily leave Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
At least two Peace Corps workers have been exposed to the virus. But right now they are not showing symptoms and will return to the US once they receive medical clearance.
There is no treatment for Ebola and more than 670 people have died since the outbreak began in February.