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Ebola survivor recovered and 'thrilled to be alive'

21 August 2014 Last updated at 17:23 BST

Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has said he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working as a medical missionary in Liberia.

The US aid worker described how he woke up feeling "under the weather" in late July and became progressively sicker until he was flown to Atlanta for experimental treatment in hospital.

"I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and support," he continued.

"God saved my life - a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers."

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