Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patient

ATLANTA (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital.

Alison Geist tells The Associated Press she doesn't know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly will be released but confirms it will happen Thursday.

Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference to discuss his and the other aid worker's discharge.

Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital. They were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian aid group headquartered in Boone, North Carolina.

Writebol's home congregation is at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.