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Ebola Patient, Martin Salia Dies In Nebraska

According to reports online, Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon being treated for Ebola in Nebraska, has died.

 

Salia arrived in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in an “extremely critical condition,”which included kidney and respiratory failure.

“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” Dr. Phil Smith, the medical director of the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center, said in a statement.

Salia, 44, a Sierra Leone native, was a permanent resident of the U.S. and was married to a U.S. citizen.

He was treated at the same biocontainment unit where two other patients were treated and cured: Dr. Richard Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo, a news cameraman.

 

May his soul rest in peace.

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