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The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola last year while working at a Liberian hospital announced Monday that he'll be heading back there on Thursday.

Dr. Rick Sacra recovered from the deadly virus last summer at a hospital in Nebraska and said Monday he won’t be working directly with Ebola patients but might be asked to help from time to time, since doctors say he’s now immune.

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Dr. Rick Sacra, assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a missionary at SIM.

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The Boston Globe: Mass. Doctor To Return To Liberia After Recovering From Ebola

  • "He said he expected to follow Ebola safety protocols despite his immunity, at least partly so he could model the behavior for others."

This segment aired on January 12, 2015.

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