US missionary with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

2014-09-05 21:21
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Washington - A US health missionary infected with the Ebola virus entered on Friday morning the Nebraska medical centre in Omaha for treatment after being flown in from West Africa, a spokesperson for the medical centre said.

Dr Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, is the third US missionary infected with the deadly virus.

Sacra's plane landed at the Offutt Air Force Base and he was transported to the medical centre in an ambulance escorted by state highway patrol, said Jenny Nowatzke, media relations co-ordinator with the medical centre.

Sacra walked onto the airplane in Liberia on Thursday. He will be treated at the Nebraska hospital's biocontainment patient care unit, missionary organisation SIM USA said on Thursday.

Sacra did health work for SIM USA in Liberia as did two other US missionaries infected with Ebola, Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly, who were also flown back to the US for treatment.

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