The third American aid worker to contract Ebola in Africa landed in the United States on Friday and was on his way to a hospital isolation unit in Nebraska for treatment.
The aid worker, Dr. Rick Sacra, contracted the virus in Liberia, where he was volunteering as an obstetrician with a Christian aid organization, SIM USA. His wife, Debbie, told reporters on Thursday that Sacra, 51, was “clearly sick” but in good spirits and walked onto the plane. He is to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
— Erin McClam
First published September 5 2014, 4:31 AM