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Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

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(WFAA) -- Dr. Kent Brantly continues to send out positive comments regarding his recovery from Ebola while in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Friday afternoon, the Fort Worth doctor released a statement that said he's "recovering in every way."

"I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," he said. "I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body."

"There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future," he continued.

Last week, Brantly released a statement in which he said he was "feeling stronger every day."

Brantly remains at Emory University Hospital with Nancy Writebol, another American aid worker who was infected with Ebola. Writebol is also reported to be reacting well to her treatment.

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is unknown.

Brantly addressed the continuous struggle at the end of his statement.

"Thank you for your prayers for Nancy and me," he said. "Please continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Their fight is far from over."

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