Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 15, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.


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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room.

Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.

The 51-year-old has been hospitalized since Sept. 5 as he recovers from the deadly disease he contracted while working at a hospital in Liberia.

Debbie Sacra said Monday her husband is becoming mentally sharper every day but still tires easily.

Another American aid worker is being treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and two other doctors were treated for Ebola there previously.

More than 2,200 deaths have reported during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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