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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

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By MARGERY A. BECK
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Medical professionals overseeing an Omaha isolation unit say a doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick, but is in stable condition.

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of infectious diseases division at the Nebraska Medical Center, said at a news conference that the isolation unit where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated was built to treat highly infectious and deadly diseases.

Sacra was wheeled on a gurney off the plane, into an ambulance and into the hospital after he arrived in Nebraska about 6 a.m. Friday.

Sacra is the third American aid worker sickened. The other two were treated at Emory University in Atlanta.

Sacra contracted Ebola at a Liberia hospital, where he was delivering babies. It's unclear how he became infected.

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