Another doctor dies from deadly Ebola virus in the US

A SURGEON from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died.

Martin Salia, who has US residency and is married to an American, arrived for treatment in the state on Saturday, in a critical condition.

And on Monday morning (Local time) the Nebraska hospital where he was being treated said the 44-year-old had died.


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More than 5,000 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak – almost all of them in West Africa. Dr Salia is the second person to die in the US.

Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan died in Dallas last month after contracting the virus in Monrovia.

The White House sent condolences and said his death “is another reminder of the human toll of this disease and of the continued imperative to tackle this epidemic on the front lines, where Dr Salia was engaged in his calling”.

He had worked as a general surgeon at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.

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