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U.S. missionary with Ebola en route
to Nebraska for treatment

Reuters, by Staff*

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/4/2014 7:57:40 PM

MONROVIA-A third U.S. health missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia left the West African country´s capital on Thursday in a plane headed for the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, the Christian organization SIM USA said. Dr. Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, is the latest worker for SIM USA to be infected with the virus that has killed more than 1,900 people. A Reuters cameraman saw Sacra, wearing white protective clothing, step out of the car that brought him to the tarmac and walk onto the aircraft. The plane was expected to arrive in Omaha on Friday

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*(Additional reporting by Bate Felix and Emma Farge in Dakar, Michele Gershberg in New York and Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 9/4/2014 8:04:06 PM     (No. 9994016)

And yet another irresponsible act.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/4/2014 8:48:58 PM     (No. 9994057)

They are too darn casual about this Ebola.
Better to set up a fully staffed and safe treatment center..perhaps at Gitmo.
We are not going to continue to cheat fate bringing victims to the mainland USA, and it looks like it is going to get worse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Proud Texan, 9/4/2014 8:51:59 PM     (No. 9994062)

Why in the world would anyone in their right mind fly an ebola patient all the way into the center of a country where it can infect the entire nation so quickly if it gets loose?

Why not just fly them to a city next to one end of the country so there are at least a few natural barriers to the spread of a terrible disease?

I would suggest Washington D.C. That way 0bama can keep a close up personal eye on the patient´s progress, with personal visits even, since he tells us there is no REAL danger.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rosefenn, 9/4/2014 9:11:34 PM     (No. 9994085)

OMG, I live in Omaha! Why on earth are they sending an Ebola patient here? No doubt UNMC wants the publicity and the headlines. This is NOT going to sit well with folks here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 9/4/2014 9:12:10 PM     (No. 9994087)

When Ebola starts infecting people in this country it won´t be from infected doctors and nurses being flown in to specialized hospitals in this country. It will come from our wide open southern border. It is far better for medical personnel to stop this in Africa, but somehow some people consider it irresponsible to do just that.

This doctor is a straight up hero, and not the bad guy. Should we have just left this american doctor to die?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1, 9/4/2014 9:24:34 PM     (No. 9994094)

I´m curious as to why he´s from Boston but they are bringing him to Omaha? Don´t they have disease specialists and hospitals with isolation wards in Boston?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/4/2014 9:58:22 PM     (No. 9994130)

We already have a team of doctors who have treated two patients. The only way this makes any sense is that either they believe a biological terror threat is coming and want another hospital with experience. That is a lousy reason to expose a staff of 30 to 35 people to the disease.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shimmer128, 9/5/2014 2:03:54 AM     (No. 9994285)

So the only option to bringing him to Nebraska is to let him die? Talk about illogical!!!

Actually, if they keep bringing Ebola patients to the States, the only threat WON´T be on our southern border with Mexico!!!

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