Monday, November 17, 2014

Dr. Martin Salia becomes the second person to die in the US of Ebola

The surgeon being treated for Ebola has died at a Nebraska hospital only 48 hours after arriving.
Dr. Martin Salia, 44, who
arrived Saturday from West Africa in dire health, was pronounced dead Monday morning from the virus. He reportedly tested negative for the virus despite having been in the throes of infection.
[Nebraska Medicine @NebraskaMed ]
We are sorry to announce that the 3rd Ebola patient, Dr. Martin Salia, has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease.
7:30 AM - 17 Nov 2014
Salia became infected while treating patients in Sierra Leone, his home country, and became the second person to die of the hemorrhagic fever in America.

The U.S. resident's condition was already nearing death when he arrived in Nebraska, officials said.
[Nebraska Medicine@NebraskaMed}
Dr. Salia was suffering from advanced symptoms of Ebola when he arrived on Saturday, which included kidney and respiratory failure.
7:32 AM - 17 Nov 2014
Officials previously announced that Salia was in "extremely critical" condition and late Sunday said it was an "hour-by-hour" situation, according to several reports.

He was flown to the same hospital that had previously cured two other Ebola patients.

Salia's rapidly declining health can reportedly be attributed to a previous Ebola test coming back negative, according to a
Washington Post report.

He tested negative for the lethal virus despite being infected, sources told the paper. In an even more tragic turn, those around Salia removed protective gear and embraced him in celebration.

It is not known if those people have since become infected.

Salia leaves behind a wife and two children aged 16 and 20-years-old, according to the Post. All three live in the U.S.

Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, in October, was the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. Duncan passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas, and also infampously infected to nurses during his stay.

Both Nina Pham and Amber Vinson were eventually cured of the virus, but not before being flown to separate hospitals outside Texas.

Almost 5,200 people have died of Ebola around the globe, the World Health Organization announced
last week.

Nearly 15,000 people remain infected, and their ranks are only growing.

Mr. Humble sitting in for  'The Genie' .


  1. Thank you so much Humble. It was past time for another Ebola update. We have to stay on top of this epidemic. It's destructive potential is terrifying.

    Now I feel guilty for all the lawyer jokes I slammed you with over the years...(not!)

    So grateful Genie

  2. Jeannie,
    Sometimes , you have to go with the flow . first things first and everything else will fall in place .

    You are much to kind , your lawyer jokes was mild in comparison to some I heard (smiling)


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