Experimental serum given to Ebola patients

Photo shows the isolation room at Emory University Hospital set up to treat patients exposed to certain infectious diseases and where an American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Emory University-Jack Kearse)
Photo shows the isolation room at Emory University Hospital set up to treat patients exposed to certain infectious diseases and where an American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Emory University-Jack Kearse)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indiana doctor continues to battle Ebola at a hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Kent Brantly’s wife wrote a blog posted to the Samaritan’s Purse website.

“I have been able to see Kent every day, and he continues to improve,” wrote his wife Amber Brantly.

Dr. Kent Brantly arrived at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday. On Tuesday Nancy Writebol arrived at the same hospital. She is also being treated for Ebola.

They were infected with the virus while working in Liberia.

Both Writebol and Brantly were given an experimental serum, known only as Z-Mapp. It’s the first time it’s ever been used on humans.

News 18’s sister station, WISH-TV, learned the serum was grown three hours south of Indianapolis.

The company is called Kentucky BioProcessing. A company spokesman told a Lexington Newspaper they are now ramping up production.

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