Abuja - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola, which he contracted while working in Liberia, said on Friday that he would like to return to Africa to continue to fight the outbreak.
Increase in intensity and severity
patient, Dr. Rick Sacra, spoke to reporters a day after his release
from Nebraska Medical Centre, where he had been treated for the disease
for the past three weeks. He had fallen ill while working at a hospital
in Liberia, where doctors have been fighting a historic outbreak of the
odds of my ending up back there are pretty high. I don't have any
specific plans, but that's where my heart is," Sacra told reporters at
the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, outside
Boston. "It's heartbreaking for me to see Liberians suffering from Ebola
and other diseases right now."
The world is currently
experiencing its worst outbreak of Ebola in history, with the disease
killing nearly 3,000 people in West Africa during the past six months.
Medical experts estimate some 20,000 cases could be reported by
"Though my fight with Ebola is finished, unfortunately
it appears that West Africa's fight with Ebola is continuing to increase
in intensity and severity," Sacra said.
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