US Ebola doctor in hospital
7 October, 2014, 12:00 am
WORCESTER, Massachusetts – A doctor admitted to a Massachusetts hospital this weekend for an apparent respiratory infection after surviving the Ebola virus was in stable condition and feeling better on Sunday, but still has a fever and cough, hospital officials said as they awaited Ebola testing results.
Officials at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester said Dr Richard Sacra remained in isolation as a precaution.
He was admitted on Saturday and was being treated for an upper respiratory infection that doctors believe was not related to Ebola he contracted in Africa.
Dr Robert Finberg, who is leading Dr Sacra’s medical team, said at a news conference on Sunday that doctors were confident Dr Sacra’s symptoms were not related to the Ebola he contracted in Africa.
Dr Finberg and hospital President Patrick Muldoon stressed that there was no threat to the public and that the hospital was operating under normal conditions.
Dr Finberg said results of Ebola testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be available within the next two days.