U.S. Ebola Survivor Returning to West Africa

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Jan. 12, 2015 -- An American doctor who survived Ebola after being infected while working in Liberia is returning to the West African country.

Dr. Rick Sacra, an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts, is scheduled to fly to Liberia on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

He has scheduled a news conference Monday to discuss the upcoming trip. It's expected he will treat patients with malaria and other chronic health problems, but not people with Ebola.

In the fall, Sacra spent three weeks in a Nebraska hospital recovering from Ebola, He is now immune to the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, the AP reported.

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