SAD NEWS-Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Dr. Martin Salia Dies in Nebraska

Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Africa and was later flown to the United States, has died, officials with Nebraska Medical Center said.

Salia is the third patient treated for the virus at the medical center.

“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, said in a statement.
Salia, 44, is a permanent resident in the U.S. and married to a U.S. citizen. Salia was a native of Sierra Leone.Salia was suffering from advanced symptoms of Ebola when he arrived at the hospital Saturday, authorities said, including kidney and respiratory failure.

Authorities plan to discuss Salia’s death at a news conference this morning.