WALL STREET JOURNAL Nov. 16, 2014 ByBetsy McKay and Scott Calvert
A surgeon under treatment for Ebola in Omaha, Neb., is in extremely critical condition, the hospital said early Sunday.
Martin Salia was admitted on Saturday to the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit after a medical evacuation from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in April. Associated Press
“This is an hour-by-hour situation,” said Philip Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit and a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital’s academic partner. “He is extremely ill. We have multiple highly-trained specialists who are experts in their fields targeting his most serious medical issues.”