Sierra Leone Surgeon With Ebola Dies At Neb. Hospital
The Ebola-stricken surgeon from Sierra Leone died in a Nebraska hospital two days after arriving there with advanced symptoms.By Sebastian Martinez | November 17, 2014
Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon from Sierra Leone being treated in the U.S., has died.
The Nebraska hospital that was caring for Dr. Salia tweeted the news Monday morning, saying he passed away because of advanced symptoms of the disease and he was in extremely critical condition with his lungs and kidneys failing when he arrived.
Authorities took Dr. Salia to the Nebraska Medical Center Saturday because it has a special biocontainment unit and had already treated two other Ebola patients earlier this fall, both of whom recovered. (Video via Nebraska Medicine)