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Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone who was diagnosed with Ebola is being flown to the United States for treatment.

Officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said Dr. Martin Salia will be flown Saturday to the United States. Dr. Brima Kargbo is Sierra Leone's chief medical officer. Kargbo told The Associated Press that Salia was to be taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for treatment.

Salia is a general surgeon who'd been working at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital. His wife lives in Maryland. Isatu Salia told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that she spoke with her husband early Friday and that his voice sounded weak and shaky. She said he told her "I love you" in a steady voice.

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