US Doctor Infected With Ebola Is Refused Flight to Europe for Treatment
US Doctor Kent Brantly 33, contracted the Ebola virus while serving with a Christian relief organization in Liberia.
The doctor is in grave condition.
Efforts to evacuate him to Europe for treatment have been thwarted because of concerns expressed by countries he would have to fly over en route to Europe.
n this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan’s Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP/Samaritan’s Purse)
Dr. Kent Brantly has “no regrets” for his service treating the sick in Africa.
News AU reported:
KENT Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.
Now Dr Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, after contracting the deadly disease.
The Texas-trained doctor says he is “terrified” of the disease progressing further, according to Dr David Mcray, the director of maternal-child health at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where Brantly completed a four-year residency.
“I’m praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease,” Dr Brantly said in an email on Monday to Mcray.
He also asked that prayers be extended for Nancy Writebol, an American co-worker who also has fallen ill with Ebola.
Dr Brantly “went into Ebola exhausted” from treating Ebola patients, Mcray said after speaking with him on Monday.
His prognosis is grave and efforts to evacuate him to Europe for treatment have been thwarted because of concerns expressed by countries he would have to fly over en route to any European destination, Mcray said.
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