Plane carrying third U.S. missionary with Ebola leaves Liberia

Posted Sept. 04, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.

MONROVIA — A plane carrying a third U.S. missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia left the capital of the West African nation on Thursday.

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 a white protective overall, step out of the car that brought him to the tarmac. He walked into the aircraft.

Sacra had volunteered to return to Liberia, where he has long offered medical services, when two other U.S. health workers were infected with the virus.

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