Mass. doctor “bored” in Ebola isolation room

Dr. Rick Sacra's condition improving at Nebraska hospital

In this photo from Sept. 10, 2014, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link . Dr. Sacra is being treated at the biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. The photo was taken by their son, Max. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra)

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he’s getting bored in his isolation room.

Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.

The 51-year-old from Holden, Mass. has been hospitalized since Sept. 5, as he recovers from the deadly disease he contracted while working at a hospital in Liberia.

Debbie Sacra said Monday that her husband is becoming mentally sharper every day, but still tires easily.

Another American aid worker is being treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and two other doctors were treated for Ebola there previously.

More than 2,200 deaths have reported during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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