American Maternity Ward Doctor Working in Africa Gets Treated For Ebloa

Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated at a Nebraska hospital after being diagnosed with the deadly virus.
1:44 | 09/06/14

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Another health crisis this morning. We're going to talk about the third American aid worker to be treated in the U.S. For ebola. He's waking up this morning in a hospital in Nebraska. What makes this case unique is that Dr. Rick sacra was not treating ebola patients when he got sick over in Africa. He was working in a maternity ward so what's his prognosis? Here's ABC's bazi kanani. Reporter: The third American with ebola whisked by ambulance and police escort after a 6,000-mile journey from Liberia to Omaha, Nebraska. This is where Dr. Rick sacra is being cared for this morning by dozens of staff at the Nebraska medical center taking on this case of ebola to make sure they're ready for more if needed. The longer the current outbreak goes on it's inevitable we will continue to see additional spread worldwide. Reporter: Dr. Sacra's infection alarming because unlike the other two American aid workers also evacuated from Liberia after falling ill, sacra was not working with ebola patients. He was delivering babies in a maternity ward. In a ler to his colleagues he apologized for getting sick. Dr. Sacra's wife, Debbie, says even now her husband is hoping to return to west Africa. We are, indeed, praying that Rick will stay longer with us so that he can continue the good works that he has done in Liberia. But he would want you to know that he would not be afraid to pass into eternal life. Reporter: The courage of volunteer doctors so desperately needed, more than 2,000 dead in five countries, many ill-equipped hospitals forced to close. For "Good morning America," bazi kanani, ABC news, Washington.

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