American Doctor With Ebola ‘Improving,’ Says CDC Chief

TIME

An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus “seems to be improving,” the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.

“We’re hoping he’ll continue to improve,” Dr. Tom Frieden said during an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation. “But Ebola is such a scary disease because it’s so deadly. I can’t predict the future for individual patients.”

Dr. Kent Brantly arrived at the Emory University Hospital for treatment on Saturday after catching the deadly infection in Liberia, where he was working with a charity and overseeing Ebola patients. Brantly is the first person with Ebola to enter the U.S.

Nancy Writebol, another American battling the Ebola virus, is expected to return to the U.S. from Liberia, where she was doing medical missionary work, in the next few days as well.

“I hope that our understandable fear of the unfamiliar does not trump our compassion when…

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