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Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

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Dr. Martin Salia has died from Ebola. Dr. Martin Salia has died from Ebola.
Doctors: Ebola case was too advanced

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Doctors in Omaha, Nebraska, say despite their "best efforts," they weren't able to save the life of a surgeon from Sierra Leone who contracted Ebola in the West African country.

Dr. Martin Salia (sah-LEE'-uh) died of the disease early today. Doctors say he was in "extremely critical" condition when he arrived at the hospital on Saturday, with kidney and respiratory failure. The head of the hospital's biocontainment unit says Salia's disease "was already extremely advanced."

Two other Ebola patients were able to recover from the disease at the Omaha hospital.

Salia, who lived in Maryland, first showed Ebola symptoms eleven days ago, but initially tested negative.

His wife says she's grateful for the efforts that were made to save his life. She says the family believes "he was in the best place possible."

Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska hospital says an Ebola patient being treated in its biocontainment unit has died.
    
Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease.
    
Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital, where two other Ebola patients have been successfully treated.
    
Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa. Salia was a citizen of Sierra Leone.

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