Dr. Kent Brantly speaks about the world's response to Ebola during the Overseas Security Advisory Council's Annual Briefing in Washington, D.C. last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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When a high-risk patient is evacuated, strict precautions are followed. Above, aid workers and doctors in protective gear transfer Manuel Garcia Viejo, a Spanish priest diagnosed with Ebola, to a waiting ambulance at a Madrid airport. Spanish Defense Ministry/AP hide caption

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, leave a news conference after his release from Emory University Hospital on Aug. 21. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.

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Dr. Kent Brantly was medical director at Monrovia's only Ebola treatment center when he fell ill with the disease in July. He survived after being evacuated and treated in the United States. Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse hide caption

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Dr. Rick Sacra, who had worked in Liberia in previous years, went back in August to tend to pregnant women and to children. The 51-year-old Massachusetts family physician is the third American to contract the Ebola virus. Courtesy of SIM hide caption

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Ebola virus survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (center) and his wife, Amber (left), walk at a news conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Thursday. Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol were discharged from the hospital less than a month after they contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia. Erik S. Lesser/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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