Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, infected with Ebola on mission in Liberia

Wed Sep 3, 2014 12:01pm EDT

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(Reuters) - A 51-year-old physician, Dr. Rick Sacra, is the latest missionary worker to be infected with Ebola while working in Liberia, the Christian organization SIM USA said on Wednesday.

Sacra had been delivering babies and working with patients who were not known to have the deadly virus, the organization said. It had not yet determined how he contracted the disease.

He had been following protocols for containment of the disease. Sacra is receiving care within the missionary's isolated Ebola unit in Monrovia, Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA said at a news conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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SoutherRican wrote:
Here we go again another Do-Gooder in trouble. Read the start of the final paragraph “He had been following protocols for containment of the disease.”, now if a Doctor following procedures for containment gets infected, Unless he is an Idiot(with title of physician one must assume he has some brains), imagine if that disease hits the United States. The problem is not the disease itself it is also the culture of these Western African nations that is a problem.

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