Doctors worked to save America's first Ebola virus patient on Saturday (2 August 2014) after he arrived in the United States aboard a private air ambulance and was whisked to a state-of-the-art hospital isolation unit.
On board was stricken doctor Kent Brantly, one of two American aid workers infected with Ebola as they helped to battle an Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 700 lives in West Africa since March, according to AFP.
His wife Amber Brantly asked for people to pray for his recovery and that of those stricken with the virus in Liberia.
“It was a relief to welcome Kent home today,” she said in a statement.
“I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the US. I am thankful to God for his safe transport and for giving him the strength to walk into the hospital.”