American Ebola patient back in Nebraska for treatment

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Dr. Rick Sacra

(CNN) — Another American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived home for treatment in the United States.

A plane carrying Dr. Rick Sacra landed in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday morning, and will be taken to Omaha’s Nebraska Medical Center, center spokeswoman Jenny Nowatzke said.

Sacra, the third American with the Ebola virus to return to the United States for treatment, was stationed in Liberia when he was exposed to the virus.

His spouse, Debbie Sacra, said he was “clearly sick” but was in “good spirits” and was able to walk onto the plane in Liberia before the flight to Nebraska. “We are really encouraged by that news and are looking forward to reuniting with him,” she said.

Sacra was admitted to an Ebola case management center over the weekend near the hospital in Monrovia where he has served for 15 years.

CNN’s Jason Hanna and Shawn Nottingham contributed to this report.

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