Via MENAFM.com, an AFP report: US Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague. Excerpt:
An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday.
Kent Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
Brantly and another American healthcare worker are among the more than 1,200 people who have become infected with Ebola in West Africa since March. A total of 672 people have died.
"He is not doing well. He is still in the early stages of the Ebola infection but having some daily struggles," David Mcray, a family medicine doctor in Fort Worth, Texas, told AFP by phone.
"He has requested that I not talk in detail about his symptoms and what he is experiencing, but he is weak and quite ill."
Mcray said he has been speaking with Brantly by phone daily, most recently on Monday. He said he had not yet reached him Tuesday, but he had spoken with Brantly's wife.
Mcray oversees the residency program where Brantly did his obstetric training, and they have remained close friends over the years, he said.
Doctors in Monrovia have described Brantly's condition as stable, though he remains in danger since Ebola is often fatal and can kill a person within days of infection.
"He is seriously ill with a grave prognosis," said Mcray.
"He has an infection that carries a very high mortality rate so the prognosis is not good but we are all remaining hopeful that he will be one of those who survives the illness."
I'm repeating my invitation to follow Dr. Brantly on Twitter. He's added more than 50 followers since falling ill. I'd love to see him getting into at least triple digits.