Update: Two missionary groups – Samaritan’s Purse and SIM – have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from the West African country of Liberia after two aid workers contracted the Ebola virus last week.
Dr. Kent Brantly, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Writebol, of Charlotte, are being treated for the deadly virus in a hospital on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. The next few days are critical in assessing the recovery of these medical missionaries…”
FYI: Ebola typically kills 90% of those infected, but the death rate in this outbreak has dropped to roughly 60% because of early treatment.
***Dr. Brantly’s wife, Amber, said in a statement released by Samaritan’s Purse on Tuesday that her husband was “very physically weak but his spirit has been determined throughout this ordeal.”
“As people with a deep faith in Jesus, we sincerely thank the thousands of people worldwide who have lifted up Kent and this dreadful situation in prayer. We continue to lean on that faith and …in our God…”
Amber Brantly and the couple’s two children (ages 3 and 5) had departed Liberia for Texas to attend a wedding just days before Brantly fell ill,,, FOX News
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