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US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Jan 31, 2019 - Associated Press

HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) - Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.

The 56-year family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola during West Africa's deadly epidemic in 2014, which was the worst ever outbreak of the virus, claiming more than 11,000 lives over two years, primarily in Liberia, Ghana and Guinea.

Sacra contrac...