LOS ANGELES TIMES Nov. 17, 2014
By Julie Westfall
Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was being treated at a Nebraska hospital, has died, a hospital spokesman confirmed Monday.
Martin Salia, 44, was taken to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to be treated for Ebola after contracting the disease in Sierra Leone. (UBCentral.org)
"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news," Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit at Omaha's Nebraska Medical Center, said in a statement. "Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him."
Salia was a member of the Church of the United Bretheren in Christ and was working as a surgeon at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, treating Ebola patients as the disease spread in West Africa.