According to CNN; Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.
His blood tests have come back negative for the virus.
The hospital will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. ET, where Brantly will give a statement before leaving the hospital.
Emory will also have information on fellow missionary Nancy Writebol. Her husband recently said that she is regaining strength.
Both of them were evacuated from Liberia earlier this month in a plane specially equipped with an isolation tent and accompanied by medical staff outfitted in head-to-foot protective clothing.
The plane was able to take only one patient at a time and made two trips to get them both.
The two Americans were taken to an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, where Writebol was also treated.
Both patients were able to walk when they arrived, stepping out of the ambulance on foot, dressed in biohazard suits.