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Colleagues say Dr. Sacra was prepared to help

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WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) - Dr. Rick Sacra was working with expectant mothers in Liberia when he contracted Ebola but colleagues say the was well aware of the threat.

Sacra works at UMass Medical Center in Worcester where he taught when he wasn't volunteering in Liberia.

“He's very committed to his work and it has a deep spiritual significance for him so I would hope that all those things protect him,” Frances Anthes, a co-worker, said.

Those who worked with Sacra said his faith drove him to step in and help.

“I said to him ‘do you know what you're getting into' and he said ‘yes, of course, but I have to go,' and I told him ‘Rick, you're one of the bravest persons and the best Christian I've ever known,'” Dr. Warren Ferguson said.

Sacra is now being treated in the same hospital where he treated patients in the past.
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