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Americans infected with Ebola to be released from hospital

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ABC NEWS -- Two Americans who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, contracted the deadly virus while working in a Liberian Ebola ward with the aid agency Samaritan's Purse. He was evacuated to the U.S. earlier this month along with coworker Nancy Writebol.

Brantly is the first-ever Ebola patient to be treated in the U.S. and the first human to receive the experimental serum known as ZMapp.  According to reports, Brantly's condition deteriorated so quickly that doctors in Africa decided to give him the drug in a last-ditch effort to save him.

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