US doctor who beat Ebola heading back to Liberia

2015-01-12 20:11
(Ben Curtis, AP)

(Ben Curtis, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

2014-12-11 12:29

Time magazine's coveted Person of the Year accolade and cover feature has this month been awarded to the brave Ebola fighters, in light of the 2014 epidemic. Harry Phillips from Health24 joins us to discuss the latest news around the outbreak. Watch. WATCH

Worcester - The Massachusetts doctor who beat the Ebola virus he contracted while working in Liberia is returning to West Africa.

Dr Rick Sacra is flying to Liberia on Thursday.

Sacra is an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has worked frequently in West Africa as a missionary for the North Carolina-based Christian organisation SIM.

He's scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday to discuss his work and Ebola.

He's not scheduled to work with Ebola patients on this trip, but will treat patients with malaria and other chronic health issues.

Sacra spent weeks in an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital recovering from Ebola last autumn. He is now immune to the disease blamed for the deaths of thousands in West Africa.

Read more on:    liberia  |  ebola  |  health  |  west africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


10 best dressed men of 2017

And the awards for 2017's best dressed gentlemen go to...


You won't want to miss...

How to open a beer bottle without an opener
WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.