BRIAN MAWR, a U.S. Army medic, who helped save a woman from the Ebola virus after a deadly epidemic in West Africa, has been officially discharged from the military after serving eight months.
Mawr, who was discharged Monday, had been hospitalized with the virus for six weeks and was placed on leave after contracting the virus during an airlift to the region.
He was diagnosed with Ebola in March and treated in isolation in a Dallas hospital.
Maws health was placed under quarantine in Dallas and he was flown back to the United States to receive treatment.
Maws wife, Ashley, was also evacuated to Dallas for treatment.
In a statement, the U.N. World Health Organization said the United Nations World Health Assembly was saddened by the news.
“The world is a better place when people are free to live their lives as they choose,” said the statement, which noted the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and France have all been among the countries that have declared a public health emergency.