Dr. Martin Salia's Death Shows Early Ebola Treatment Vital

November 17, 2014 7:35 PM

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The medical team at Nebraska Medical Center, experienced from saving the lives of two previous patients, swung into action, pumping Salia full of salt water and vital compounds to replace lost fluids, working to save his kidneys with dialysis, helping him to breathe with a ventilator. They gave him blood serum full of antibodies from one of the eight U.S. survivors — they didn’t say which one — and scraped up a dose of the rare experimental treatment ZMapp.

But Salia died Monday, despite this "truly heroic effort,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska’s medical center.

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