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US Doctor Who Beat Ebola Heading Back to Liberia

Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa, talks with a group of reporters in Boston. (AP)

Worcester:  The Massachusetts doctor who beat the Ebola virus he contracted while working in Liberia is returning to West Africa.

Dr. Rick Sacra is flying to Liberia on Thursday.

Sacra is an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has worked frequently in West Africa as a missionary for the North Carolina-based Christian organization SIM.

He's scheduled to hold a news conference Monday to discuss his work and Ebola.

He's not scheduled to work with Ebola patients on this trip, but will treat patients with malaria and other chronic health issues.

Sacra spent weeks in an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital recovering from Ebola last autumn. He is now immune to the disease blamed for the deaths of thousands in West Africa.

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