Rick Sacra, 51, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center Sep. 25, 2014 after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared him. Sacra said he's not sure when he became infected with Ebola, but he was taking care of very sick pregnant women and delivering babies, including performing several cesarean sections. He had been working at a hospital in Liberia with the North Carolina-based charity SIM. Sacra received an experimental Tekmira Pharmaceuticals drug called TKM-Ebola, as well as two blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly. The transfusions are believed to help a patient fight off the virus because the survivor's blood carries antibodies for the disease.
Ashoka Mukpo, 33, of Providence, Rhode Island, is the second Ebola patient treated at the Omaha hospital. Mukpo received an experimental Ebola drug called brincidofovir and IV fluids at Nebraska Medical Center. That's similar to the treatment the hospital's first Ebola patient, Rick Sacra, received during his three weeks there. Mukpo became infected while working as a freelance cameraman for Vice News, NBC News and other media outlets. He returned to Liberia in early September to help highlight the toll of the Ebola outbreak.
Nina Pham, 26, was hospitalized after catching Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died last week. Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Duncan's family show that Pham helped care for him throughout his hospital stay, including the day he arrived in intensive care with diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and the day before he died. Amber Vinson was transported to Emory University Hospital October 15, 2014 to be treated for Ebola. Vinson was infected with the deadly disease after treating Duncan, who died of Ebola at a Dallas, Texas area hospital. Vinson then returned to Texas before being diagnosed on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth with 132 other passengers, according to the CDC.