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Pooley was released from the hospital after treatment with the experimental drug ZMapp.

Ailing William Pooley, the first Briton to be infected during the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, acknowledged being «very lucky» after being released from a London hospital where he was treated with the experimental drug ZMapp.

Pooley, who contracted the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, was placed in a special isolation unit at the Free Royal Hospital from the British capital.

The 29-year-old patient no longer has a trace of the disease. «I was lucky in many ways,» he said.

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Humanitarian organizations have called for speeding up the international response to the epidemic.

«First of all, in the level of care he received, which is worlds apart from what people are receiving in West Africa right now.»