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

Health workers surround an Ebola patient who escaped from quarantine from Monrovia's Elwa hospital, in the center of Paynesville in this still image taken from a Sept. 1, 2014 video. The patient, who wore a tag showing he had tested positive for Ebola, held a stick and tried to get away from doctors when they arrived on the scene attempting to catch him. The patient was walking through a local market in search of food.
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Health workers surround an Ebola patient who escaped from quarantine from Monrovia's Elwa hospital, in the center of Paynesville in this still image taken from a Sept. 1, 2014 video. The patient, who wore a tag showing he had tested positive for Ebola, held a stick and tried to get away from doctors when they arrived on the scene attempting to catch him. The patient was walking through a local market in search of food.
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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