Salia dies at Nebraska Medical Center while being treated for Ebola. Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the hospital’s biocontainment unit:
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news. Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him.
Salia arrives in the United States to begin treatment for Ebola at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center:
This is an hour-by-hour situation. He is extremely ill. We have multiple highly-trained specialists who are experts in their fields targeting his most serious medical issues.
Salia, a critically ill surgeon diagnosed with Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone, is returning to the United States to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center:
Our staff has had a break since treating our last patient, so I know we’re ready to go.