ATLANTA, Ga. - Emory University Hospital will treat a fourth Ebola patient, the hospital announced Wednesday.
Emory released a statement from the third patient with the Ebola virus, who arrived at Emory on Sept. 9. Emory is bound by patient confidentiality and has provided no information regarding the status of the patient.
Given the news regarding the diagnosis of Ebola in healthcare workers, Emory said the patient requested they release the following statement, but continue to maintain anonymity:
“Given the national focus on Ebola, particularly with the diagnosis in two health care workers, I want to share the news that I am recovering from this disease, and that I anticipate being discharged very soon, free from the Ebola virus and able to return safely to my family and to my community.
"As a result of the virus, my condition worsened and I became critically ill soon after I arrived at Emory. Through rigorous medical treatment, skillful nursing, and the full support of a healthcare team, I am well on the way to a full recovery. I want the public to know that although Ebola is a serious, complex disease, it is possible to recover and return to a healthy life. I wish to retain my anonymity for now, but I anticipate sharing more information in future weeks as I complete my recovery.”
A fourth patient will be arriving at Emory University Hospital from Dallas to be treated for the Ebola virus, Emory announced Wednesday.