Omaha hospital says surgeon who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has died

November 17, 2014 1:39 PM

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Omaha hospital says surgeon who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has died

OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

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