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Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

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ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital.

Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss the release of  Dr. Kent Brantly and the other aid worker, Nancy Writebol.

The 33-year-old Brantly and the 59-year-old Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month. They have been getting treatment for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital. They were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian aid group headquartered in Boone, North Carolina.

Writebol's home congregation is at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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