Arrived with Advanced Symptoms
Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone aiding Ebola victims, has died in a Nebraska hospital. He was flown to the United States on November 15th and placed in the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center. He was suffering from advanced symptoms of the disease, including kidney and respiratory failure when he arrived at the hospital. Dr. Salia is the third patient to have received treatment for Ebola at the medical center. He was 44 years old. A spokesperson for the Nebraska Medical Center said that Salia arrived at the hospital sicker than other patients who had been successfully treated for the disease. Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa where more than 5,000 people have died.