Former Ebola patients to mark 5 years since treatment in US

As a new Ebola outbreak rages in Congo, some of the first Ebola virus patients to be successfully treated in the United States during the deadliest recorded outbreak five years ago are reuniting with their doctors.

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Ian Crozier were three of the four Americans who were treated at Emory University Hospital in 2014 and recovered.

They plan to join Emory medical staff for a media briefing Friday, the fifth anniversary of Brantly’s arrival. He was the first to come to Emory after being infected while working in Liberia.

The current outbreak in Congo has already killed more than 1,800 people, nearly a third of them children.

The 2014-16 outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people.

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