A local doctor who has a personal relationship with Doctor Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts doctor who tested positive for Ebola, is speaking out exclusively to CBS 3.
Dr. Jackson Williams is a pediatric hospitalist at Baystate Medical Center, who has traveled to Liberia, and has worked closely with Dr. Sacra who is now battling the deadly disease.
Williams tells CBS 3 Sacra was actually the first doctor he met before going to Liberia himself.
Williams calls Sacra a friend and a mentor.
"He's an absolutely fantastic physician, really nice person and he's impressively dedicated a large portion of his career over the last 20 years to working in Liberia," Williams said.
Dr. Williams has previously spoken to CBS 3 Springfield about his own travels to Liberia, watch that interview here.
Hear more from Dr. Williams Thursday on CBS 3 Springfield news First at 4.
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