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Ebola patient in Nebraska regains his appetite

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the enchiladas he ordered Monday.

Debbie Sacra says she's glad to hear President Barack Obama is sending additional help to West Africa where more than 2,200 deaths have been reported in this Ebola outbreak.

Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at a hospital in Liberia. He has been hospitalized in Omaha since Sept. 5.

Debbie Sacra says her husband has been visiting on the phone a lot this week.

Another American aid worker is being treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and two other doctors were treated for Ebola there previously.

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