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American aid workers infected with Ebola released from hospital

Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly, the two American aid workers infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, have been released from Emory University Hospital where they were being treated in a special isolation ward, The New York Times reports. Brantly was discharged today, and Writebol was released on Tuesday. Both Writebol and Brantly were treated with a highly experimental drug called ZMapp that might have helped save their lives.

*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.

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