Via The Guardian: Second American doctor diagnosed with Ebola identified as Rick Sacra. Excerpt:
The second American doctor to contract Ebola while serving a humanitarian mission in Liberia has been identified as Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old family physician from Massachusetts.
Sacra returned to Liberia about a month ago after two other American missionaries were diagnosed with Ebola, said Bruce Johnson, president of the international missionary group SIM USA, at a press conference in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Sacra is being treated by doctors and staff at the hospital where, until just days ago, he helped deliver babies. Johnson said it is not yet clear how Sacra contracted the disease as he was not working in the hospital's Ebola isolation unit. The doctor immediately quarantined himself in the hospital's isolation ward after showing symptoms of Ebola, Johnson said.
When asked if Sacra was going to be flown back to the US for treatment, as two other Americans were, Johnson said all options are under consideration but the focus is on his care in Liberia.
Dr Bruce Ribner, head of infectious disease unit at Emory University hospital in Atlanta where the two infected missionaries were treated, told NBC's Today show that he does not know if Sacra will be flown to the US for treatment.
"I know there have been discussions that this person will be coming back to the United States," he said.