Monday, October 6, 2014

In isolation--not cured?

American Ebola Survivor Readmitted, Suffering Persistent Cough

Readmitted: Dr Rick Sacra, who contracted 
the deadly virus while working in Liberia 
has returned to hospital suffering from 
persistant cough and chest pains
Source: Daily Mail
By Will Robison and Michael Zennie, Oct. 4, 2014,

An American Ebola patient who was rushed back to the hospital with a persistent cough and fever did not relapse, doctors said today. 

Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, the third U.S. citizen diagnosed with the deadly disease, appears to have an upper respiratory infection and is recovering.

Dr Sacra was rushed to UMass Memorial Medical Center on Saturday - two weeks after he was cleared of the disease.

He contracted Ebola while working in Liberia and was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment last month.

Dr Robert Finberg, the infectious disease expert leading Dr Sacra's medical team, said results of an Ebola test will not be back until Monday.

However, Dr Finberg said he doesn't believe Dr Sacra's recent health problems are a relapse of the deadly virus.

Dr Sacra is eating and his condition improved today.

'People who have Ebola don’t feel like eating they feel like throwing up. The fact that he’s eating and he feels pretty good, I think is a very good sign,' Dr Finberg said at a press conference today.

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