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Ebola survivor to continue his medical mission

Ebola survivor to continue his medical mission

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.

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