Doctor Treated For Ebola Has Indiana Connection

July 29, 2014
(Image: AP/ JPS Health Network)

Dr. Kent Brantly (Image: AP/ JPS Health Network)

INDIANAPOLIS — An American that has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease has ties to the Hoosier State.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is an Indianapolis native and 2009 graduate of IU School of Medicine. The current Texas resident is on a two-year mission treating Ebola patients in Western Africa and had recently contracted the disease.

The Associated Press reported Brantly is fighting for his life in a medical facility in Liberia.

American aid worker Nancy Whitebol of North Carolina has also been diagnosed with the illness.

The virus has hit multiple West African countries as U.S. officials are concerned about the disease spreading by airline passengers arriving from the region.

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