Via the Religion News Service‘s “The Slingshot”.
CBS news is reporting on Dr Rick Sacra who returned to the US to recover from Ebola after contracting it while working as a volunteer doctor in Liberia last year. Dr Sacra, who has some lingering health issues since the illness, plans to return to west Africa later this week, and will work at a hospital run by the SIM missionary organization.
“Since my discharge from the Nebraska Medical Center at the end of September, where I was treated for Ebola, I have had a few bumps in the road, but God has provided through it all,” Sacra said in a press conference Monday.
“I was readmitted to the hospital here in October with a cough and a low grade fever, and retested for Ebola at that time. I have had some difficulty with the vision in my left eye which has required treatment as well. I had physical therapy to help regain my strength. I think about those in Liberia who have survived Ebola, and are having to deal with these same challenges with so much less help than I have had.”
Dr Sacra will be treating patients with malaria and chronic illness such as diabetes, as well as providing maternal and pediatric care.