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Wife of US doctor with Ebola thanks supporters

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm •  Published: July 29, 2014

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The wife of an American doctor sick with the Ebola virus in Liberia has thanked supporters and asked for continued prayers and privacy.

Amber Brantly says in a statement Tuesday that her husband Kent "remains very physically weak" but they "believe God will deliver" him from the deadly virus.

Brantly and the couple's 3- and 5-year-old children left Liberia for a scheduled visit to the United States on July 20. Days later, Kent Brantly quarantined himself in the isolation ward of a hospital where he had been treating Ebola patients after testing positive for the disease. His host organization Samaritan's Purse has recalled non-essential employees from Liberia.

Amber Brantly and the children are in Abilene under a 21-day fever watch but are not believed to have contracted the illness.