Skip to comments.Doctor who contracted Ebola is in grave condition
Posted on 07/29/2014 12:13:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
A doctor from Texas is in grave condition and terrified for his life after he contracted the incurable Ebola virus he was treating in West Africa, colleagues said Monday.
Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, is one of two Americans in the region who have contracted the deadly disease, which has now killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
The father of two had been treating Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, when he began to notice symptoms related to the virus, CBS reports.
Im praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease, he said in an email sent to his colleague, Dr. David Mcray, who worked with Brantly at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Modal Trigger Brantly with his wife and their two childrenPhoto: Facebook
He also requested that people send their prayers and well-wishes to Nancy Writebol, his co-worker at the hospital and second American doctor to contract the disease in Liberia.
Despite being scared for his life, family and friends said he had no regrets and was well aware of the numerous risks he faced when he chose to treat the dangerous epidemic.
Kent prepared himself to be a lifetime medical missionary, said his mother, Jan Brantly.
His heart is in Africa.
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God bless him and his family.
I have prayed for our Lord to spare this doctor.
Please join me in doing so.
His heart is in Africa.
If it is incurable, is there any chance for him?
Uh oh, another radical Christian! You know, the kind that clings to the Bible. Yeah, that kind, the one serving Jesus.
Who wrote that headline? “Grave.” Jeez....
With all respect, it doesn't matter. The Creator is in control of whatever outcome. Intercede for the guy.
30% iirc from class, maybe higher.
He has two beautiful children.
I rather imagine that this doctor is much healthier in general than the patients he treats in Africa. Hoping, praying that his system can combat this monster.
50% to 90% fatal according to cdc.
I think in this case the word incurable means that medicine has no cure, other than treating the symptoms and hoping the body heals itself. The fatality rate in this outbreak is about 70%, as I recall. That means that about 30% do recover, but it's the body's immune system that beats it, not any medicine.
And as another poster pointed out, it's really God who is in control. May God have mercy on this servant of His, and restore him to full health so that he may continue to heal others.
It is so scary. I saw the clothes they wear. They need actual Hazmat Suits! God bless him and his family. Look at those gorgeous children. Prayers UP!
I heard on the news 8% of ebola victims survive. I have NO idea if it is true
Greater love hath no man than this . . .
Praying for his recovery.
Is this another American with the disease? I thought the other person with the disease was a man. This sounds like it may be a third.
He’s dead Jim.
There is a chance in a million or maybe 100 million. There are only a handfull of known survivors.
That said, if God deems to take a hand in saving the good doctor then it probably could be deemed a miracle. God created the virus and put it among us and at this point it seems that He is the only one who might bring the doc through it because he certainly hasn’t yet revealed any cure to man.
Dr. Who has Ebola! Bloody hell.
I will pray for his health, but it was not wise for he and his wife to keep the children in that country while this was rapidly unfolding. Now, some Americans are left wondering if they have been likewise exposed by this doctor during the long plane rides. The worry is changing into panic as was the case during the first years of the Aids crisis. We still don’t know how bad the most current epidemic will go before the numbers of infected people start to level off or drop.
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