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Third American With Ebola Returning To The US

Third American With Ebola Returning To The US

A third U.S. health care worker is returning home after contracting the Ebola virus while working in West Africa.

The third American infected with Ebola is returning to the US.

Rick Sacra, who was working in Liberia, is scheduled to arrive in Nebraska Friday.

Sacra will receive treatment at the biocontainment center of the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The first two American health care workers infected with Ebola – Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol – have recovered since being flown to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital for treatment.

Sacra served with the North Carolina-based charity SIM while in Liberia.

SIM’s President Bruce Johnson said Sacra received “excellent care” at its facility in Liberia, but the U.S. hospital provides advanced monitoring equipment and a wider availability of treatment options.

Nearly 200 experts on Ebola are meeting in Switzerland to discuss possible cures and vaccines for the disease as the number of cases in West Africa continues to rise.

No cure or vaccine exists for the deadly disease, although an experimental serum, Zmapp, made by a U.S. company, has been given to a small number of patients, some of whom have survived.

Ebola Returning To The US

Ebola Returning To The US

The West African Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,900 people and infected at least 3,500, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Kim and Farmer said if the outbreak took place in a Western city such as New York or Washington, the disease could be contained or eliminated.

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