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...while the US public has been generally unaware of the severity of the breakout, this may soon change following news that a 33-year-old US doctor working for relief organization Samaritan's Purse in Liberia was the latest to test positive for the disease on Saturday.
Is Dr Brantly's infection a possible link to bring the African epidemic into the US? Unlikely, but his family is an open question: "Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland says Dr Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Africa but are currently in the US."
Strickland says that Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Africa, but they are currently in the U.S.
A woman who identified herself as Brantly's mother answered a U.S. phone listing for him, but said family members are declining comment at this time.
The WHO says the disease is not contagious until a person begins to show symptoms. Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Liberia but flew home to the U.S. about a week ago, before the doctor started showing any signs of illness, Strickland said.
A family friend told News 8 that Brantly's wife and children were visiting Texas this week when Kent was diagnosed with Ebola
A second American citizen has now become infected with the deadly Ebola virus as the worst outbreak ever of the terrifying and grisly disease rages through four West African nations.
Nancy Writebol, an American working for a charity organization in Liberia has tested positive for the virus officials announced.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: jhn7537
I'm hoping it is being misreported too. It's frustrating the situation with these three isn't more clear.
Strickland said Brantly's family happened to be on a trip to the U.S. when he became ill and were not exposed to the disease. Brantly first noticed his symptoms earlier this week and immediately quarantined himself, according to Strickland.