BREAKING: Ebola Doctor Martin Salia Dies in Nebraska Hospital

sierre-leone-doctorThe doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the United States has died, according to AFP.
Other online reports from Bloomberg and The Guardian report the following:
Dr Martin Salia, a permanent US resident, is the second patient to die of Ebola in the US. He arrived in Omaha on Saturday, having left Freetown on Friday by air ambulance. He was immediately transported to Nebraska medical center, where he began treatment.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” Dr Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska medical center and professor of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska medical center, the hospital’s academic partner, said in a statement on Monday. “Dr Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him.”
The hospital had said Salia arrived in “extremely critical” condition. He is the sixth doctor in Sierra Leone to be infected with the deadly virus; the other five also died.
The virus has ravaged West Africa, killing more than 5,170, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
 

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