Nebraska doctors: Ebola patient improving

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska doctor treating an American who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia says the man’s condition is improving.

The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra of Massachusetts, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Friday for treatment in the hospital’s specialized 10-bed isolation unit.

Dr. Phil Smith said in a written statement Tuesday that doctors at the Omaha hospital are pleased with Sacra’s progress, adding that Sacra is becoming more alert and interactive.

Smith said doctors “continue to be encouraged by what we’re seeing up to this point.”

The 51-year-old Sacra was the third American aid worker with the Ebola virus to be flown to the U.S. for treatment. A fourth worker, whose identity has not yet been revealed, arrived Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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