– Martin Salia, a doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone, died Monday morning while receiving treatment in Omaha. (AP) By the time he arrived in the United States, Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, had “no kidney function and was unresponsive.” That sent doctors scrambling — ultimately unsuccessfully — to save his life at a Nebraska isolation facility equipped for treating Ebola patients.


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