ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21: Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola patient at Emory Hospital, talks at a press conference about his release from the hospital on August 21, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLANTA - Weeks after a public panic ensued over the transfer of two Ebola virus patients to the United States, the inflicted pair have been released from the hospital. How is that possible?
Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the patients, made a statement upon his release today.
"I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family," Brantly said, according to CNN.
An experimental drug was used to treat the two patients, leading to their release. For more on what's being called a miraculous development, see this Newsy report: