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British man released after Ebola treatment

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:23am
The Associated Press

A British man infected with the deadly Ebola virus has been released from a London hospital after making a full recovery.

William Pooley, who had worked as a nurse treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, on Wednesday thanked the Royal Free Hospital staff for its successful treatment of his case. He had been cared for in a special isolated unit.

He said he was "wonderfully lucky" to have survived.

The 29-year-old was flown back to Britain on Aug. 24.

The Ebola outbreak has been centered in West Africa in the countries of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

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