Doctor With Ebola U.S.-Bound For Treatment

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Amy Wu
Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon working in Africa’s Sierra Leone, has Ebola and is headed to Omaha, Nebraska for treatment.

Ebola just won’t go away.

Salia, a surgeon working in Africa’s Sierra Leone, has contracted Ebola, and is headed to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska for treatment. He is set to arrive on Saturday Nov. 15.

Salia himself was paying for the expensive evacuation and treatment, the U.S. Embassy in Freetown told The Associated Press.

The native of Sierra Leone is a permanent U.S. resident and lives in Maryland. It’s unclear whether Salia had been treating Ebola patients, but he came down with symptoms on Nov. 6 and tested positive on Nov. 10. He’s now in stable condition at an Ebola treatment center in Freetown.

Ebola has killed 5,160 people in West Africa to date according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. to date has seen four Ebola cases. 

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