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US Ebola doctor takes 'slight turn for worse'

Published on Aug 1, 2014 12:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - An American doctor who was stricken with the often fatal Ebola virus in Liberia has taken a "slight turn for the worse," said his Christian aid agency on Thursday.

Dr Kent Brantly and another American missionary worker, Nancy Writebol, "are in stable but grave condition," said a statement from Samaritan's Purse, the US group for which Mr Brantly worked.

"Dr Brantly took a slight turn for the worse overnight," it said.

The group did not elaborate further on Dr Brantly's condition.

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