American With Ebola Brought to Nebraska for Treatment

New patient who was working in a maternity ward in Liberia has contracted the deadly virus.
2:01 | 09/06/14

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in a strike. And news of another American coming down with the deadly oboe la virus. But he was working in a maternity ward in Liberia. Here's Dr. Richard Besser. Reporter: A caravan snaking through the heartland before dawn. The third American patient to come down with ebola, Dr. Rick sacra. Their destination, the university of Nebraska medical center, the largest isolation ward in the U.S. The transfer went very, very smoothly. Our patient is sick but stable. Reporter: Stable, after a 6,000-mile journey from Liberia, when I traveled there, I saw firsthand how doctors treating ebola patients protect themselves. This is where they try to sort out what they're patients have. He contracted the deadly disease not in an ebola clinic, but in a Normal maternity ward, where he was delivering babies. Monday, he e-mailed his missionary organization, apologizing for getting sick. Worried that he would distract them from their work fighting the epidemic. He was blunt, saying, "With or without evacuation, I could well die from this disease." Still, the decision was made to bring him home. Rick is clearly sick, but that he was in very good spirits. And he walked onto the plane. Reporter: A team of 35 doctors and nurses will now care for him in the specialized isolation ward seen in this training video. You can have a patient and start an iv. Reporter: But sacra won't be receiving the experimental drug given to the other American missionaries with ebola. The supply has run out. Everyone pulling for him. And he wasn't there to treat ebola patients. That raises the question of whether or not to wear more protective gear.

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