Surgeon who contracted Ebola virus in Sierra Leone dies at Nebraska hospital

November 17, 2014 1:25 PM

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A surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he was transported for treatment, the facility said in a statement.

A statement released Monday by Nebraska Medical Center said Dr. Martin Salia "has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease." Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

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