The Info List - Kent Brantly

Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
is an American doctor with the medical mission group Samaritan's Purse. While treating Ebola
patients in Liberia, he contracted the virus. He became the first American to return to the United States to be treated for the disease.[1] Life[edit] Brantly was born in Indianapolis, the youngest of six children to Jim and Jan Brantly. He is married to Amber Brantly, and they have two children.[2] Brantly attended Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University
in Texas, where he earned an undergraduate degree in biblical text in 2003. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
in 2009 and completed his family medicine residency and fellowship in maternal child health at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.[3] Brantly and his wife served as medical missionaries in Monrovia, Liberia, with World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse. After contracting the Ebola
virus in summer 2014, he was evacuated to Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital
in Atlanta, Georgia, where he recovered and was later reunited with his family. He now serves as the medical missions advisor for Samaritan’s Purse and lives with his family in Texas.[4] Brantly’s first public speaking engagement after his release from Emory hospital was on October 10, 2014, at his alma mater, Abilene Christian University.[5] In September 2014, he testified at a joint Senate hearing on the Ebola
crisis in West Africa and met privately with President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
at the White House.[6] That month he donated his plasma three times to American Ebola
patients.[7] In 2014, he, along with other medical professionals involved in treating Ebola
patients, became Time magazine's Person of the Year.[8][9] In 2015 Brantly gave the invocation at the National Prayer Breakfast attended by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.[10] On July 21, 2015, the Brantlys released a book written with biographer David Thomas titled Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola
Epidemic published by WaterBrook Press.[11] References[edit]

^ Dallas nurse infected with Ebola
gets blood transfusion from survivor, Associated Press in Dallas, theguardian.com, Tuesday 14 October 2014 12.33 BST ^ "The inside story of Ebola
patient Dr. Kent Brantly's decision to serve in Liberia".  ^ http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fort-Worth-Doctor-in-Africa-Treated-for-Ebola-268804901.html/ ^ " Ebola
patients Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
and Nancy Writebol discharged from hospital". 21 August 2014.  ^ " Ebola
Survivor Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
and Wife Visit Abilene Christian University for Homecoming". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.  ^ AbPhillip (16 September 2014). " Ebola
survivor Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
met with President Obama in the Oval Office". Washington Post.  ^ "Why Blood Transfusions From Ebola
Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
Could Help Patients". Student News Daily.  ^ Time Person of the Year, The Doctors, The Ebola
fighters in their own words, Dec. 10, 2014 ^ Medical Missionaries' Ebola
Pullback: No More Kent Brantlys?, Deann Alford/ Nov. 21, 2014 ^ Tryggestad, Erik (2015-02-06). "Dr. Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
prays at National Prayer Breakfast". Christian Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-02-06.  ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150715-called-for-life-ebola-survivor-shares-ordeal--his-africas--in-memoir.ece/

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Time Persons of the Year


Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
(1927) Walter Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
(1928) Owen D. Young
Owen D. Young
(1929) Mohandas Gandhi (1930) Pierre Laval
Pierre Laval
(1931) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1932) Hugh S. Johnson
Hugh S. Johnson
(1933) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1934) Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie
(1935) Wallis Simpson
Wallis Simpson
(1936) Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek
/ Soong Mei-ling
Soong Mei-ling
(1937) Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
(1938) Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
(1939) Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
(1940) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1941) Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
(1942) George Marshall
George Marshall
(1943) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1944) Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
(1945) James F. Byrnes
James F. Byrnes
(1946) George Marshall
George Marshall
(1947) Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
(1948) Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
(1949) The American Fighting-Man (1950)


Mohammed Mosaddeq (1951) Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(1952) Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
(1953) John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles
(1954) Harlow Curtice
Harlow Curtice
(1955) Hungarian Freedom Fighters (1956) Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
(1957) Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
(1958) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1959) U.S. Scientists: George Beadle / Charles Draper / John Enders / Donald A. Glaser / Joshua Lederberg
Joshua Lederberg
/ Willard Libby
Willard Libby
/ Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling
/ Edward Purcell / Isidor Rabi / Emilio Segrè
Emilio Segrè
/ William Shockley
William Shockley
/ Edward Teller / Charles Townes / James Van Allen
James Van Allen
/ Robert Woodward (1960) John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1961) Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
(1962) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(1963) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1964) William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland
(1965) The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (1966) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1967) The Apollo 8
Apollo 8
Astronauts: William Anders
William Anders
/ Frank Borman
Frank Borman
/ Jim Lovell (1968) The Middle Americans (1969) Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt
(1970) Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1971) Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
/ Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1972) John Sirica
John Sirica
(1973) King Faisal (1974) American Women: Susan Brownmiller / Kathleen Byerly
Kathleen Byerly
/ Alison Cheek / Jill Conway / Betty Ford
Betty Ford
/ Ella Grasso / Carla Hills / Barbara Jordan / Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Susie Sharp / Carol Sutton / Addie Wyatt (1975)


Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
(1976) Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat
(1977) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1978) Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
(1980) Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
(1981) The Computer (1982) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
/ Yuri Andropov
Yuri Andropov
(1983) Peter Ueberroth
Peter Ueberroth
(1984) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1985) Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
(1986) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1987) The Endangered Earth (1988) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1989) George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
(1990) Ted Turner
Ted Turner
(1991) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
(1992) The Peacemakers: Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat
/ F. W. de Klerk
F. W. de Klerk
/ Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
/ Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
(1993) Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
(1994) Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
(1995) David Ho
David Ho
(1996) Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
(1997) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
/ Ken Starr
Ken Starr
(1998) Jeffrey P. Bezos (1999) George W. Bush
George W. Bush


Rudolph Giuliani (2001) The Whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper / Coleen Rowley
Coleen Rowley
/ Sherron Watkins (2002) The American Soldier (2003) George W. Bush
George W. Bush
(2004) The Good Samaritans: Bono
/ Bill Gates
Bill Gates
/ Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates
(2005) You (2006) Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
(2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2008) Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
(2009) Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
(2010) The Protester (2011) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2012) Pope Francis
Pope Francis
(2013) Ebola
Fighters: Dr. Jerry Brown / Dr. Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
/ Ella Watson-Stryker / Foday Gollah / Salome Karwah
Salome Karwah
(2014) Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
(2015) Donald Trump
Donald Trump
(2016) The Silence Breakers (2017)


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Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BDBV) Reston ebolavirus
Reston ebolavirus
(RESTV) Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV) Taï Forest ebolavirus (TAFV) Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV)


1976 Sudan outbreak 1976 Zaire outbreak 2013−2016 West African Ebola
virus epidemic

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Response Fund Operation United Assistance in Guinea in Liberia in Mali in Nigeria in Sierra Leone in Spain in the US in the UK Ouse to Ouse Tock Womey massacre

2014 DR Congo outbreak 2017 DR Congo outbreak

Drug candidates

BCX4430 Brincidofovir DZNep Favipiravir FGI-103 FGI-104 FGI-106 JK-05 Lamivudine TKM- Ebola
(failed) Triazavirin ZMapp Vaccines


Notable people

William Close Peter Piot Selected patients

Ameyo Adadevoh Kent Brantly Pauline Cafferkey Thomas Eric Duncan Salome Karwah Sheik Umar Khan Matthew Lukwiya Mayinga N'Seka Patrick Sawyer

Popular culture

The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
(1995 book by Richard Preston) Outbreak (1995 film) Ebola
Syndrome (1996 film) Executive Orders
Executive Orders
(1996 novel) 93 Days
93 Days
(2016 film)


virus disease

Treatment research







2017 Uganda Marburg virus
Marburg virus

Drug candidates

BCX4430 FGI-103 FGI-106

Popular culture

The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
(1995 book)


Marburg virus
Marburg virus
disease Marburg