Former Ebola patient admitted to Worcester hospital with infection

October 5, 2014 3:19 AM

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Former Ebola patient admitted to Worcester hospital with infection

Dr. Richard A. Sacra, who was treated for and declared free of Ebola virus in Nebraska nine days ago, was hospitalized in isolation Saturday in Worcester with what doctors said is probably a respiratory tract infection and is being monitored for an Ebola relapse.

Though physicians believe Sacra’s illness is most likely not a recurrence of Ebola, doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and have isolated him to test for the deadly virus and determine his illness, the hospital confirmed. Hospital offi...

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