Published On: Tue, Jul 29th, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly reported in ‘grave condition’ as he battles Ebola

UPDATE: Dr. Kent Brantly update: Brantly Family Statement released

In an update on the condition of Samaritan’s Purse physician working in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, the Christian Post reports the Fort Worth, Texas family practice doctor is in “grave condition” after being infected with the Ebola virus last week.

Ebola virus  Image/CDC

Ebola virus Image/CDC

Brantly, who attends Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth said, “God’s going to deliver me from this but even if he doesn’t, I have lived my life for him and I have no regrets.”

“We are doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly and Nancy,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said. “We ask everyone to please pray urgently for them and their families.”

Related story: Sierra Leone’s ‘Ebola doctor’, Shek Umar Khan, dies from Ebola

His wife, Amber and two children had been living with him in Liberia but flew home to the U.S. about a week ago, before he started showing any signs of illness.

In addition to Brantly, another person infected with Ebola, Nancy Writebol, who is part of the Mission/Samaritan’s Purse team, is still being treated.

“Their heroic and sacrificial service—along with the entire team there—is a shining example of Christ’s love in this crisis situation,” Graham said.

Related: ‘Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population’: CDC

As of 23 July 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola Virus Disease in the three countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) stands at 1,201, including 672 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page



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