What Led Kent Brantly into Heart of Ebola Epidemic


By Andrea Garrett/CBN News

One year after surviving the worst Ebola outbreak in history, missionary doctor Kent Brantly is speaking out about his experience.

The epidemic killed thousands of people in West Africa, and Brantly was right in the middle of it, trying desperately to save lives before the deadly virus put his own life in danger.

For six weeks last summer, Dr. Brantly worked nonstop treating dozens of Ebola patients at a hospital in Liberia. The virus is highly contagious and deadly, claiming up to 90 percent of its victims.

Despite taking extreme precautions, Brantly started feeling sick. Three days later, he heard the terrifying news that he, too, had contracted the deadly virus.

Christians around the world began praying for his recovery.

Meanwhile, his mission’s organization, Samaritan’s Purse, arranged to have him evacuated to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, making Brantly the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States for treatment.

Miraculously, he survived and was released from isolation three weeks later. Now he and his wife, Amber, have written about their experience in a new book titled, Called for Life.

The couple talked more about their new book on The 700 Club, July 27.


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