Ebola Patient Released From Atlanta Hospital

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ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola patient who received treatment in Atlanta since early September was released, hospital officials said Monday.

The man was released Sunday from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, after he was determined to be free of the virus and no threat to the public.

He was transported to the hospital on Sept. 9 after arriving in Atlanta on a jet. The World Health Organization disclosed that a doctor who had been working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone had been evacuated out of Africa when he tested positive for the disease.

However, hospital and health officials never released his name, in keeping with his family’s wish for privacy.

Emory is one of four U.S. hospitals with specialized treatment units for people with highly dangerous infectious diseases. The others are in Maryland, Nebraska and Montana.

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