BREAKING NEWS: American Doctor Martin Salia Dies Of Ebola

BREAKING NEWS: American Doctor Martin Salia Dies Of Ebola

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on November 17, 2014
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Doctors Without Borders staff members carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Gueckedou, on April 1, 2014. | Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)

A 44-year old American doctor, Dr Martin Salia who was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola Virus in Sirra Leone has been reported dead today, Monday, November 17, 2014 at a hospital in Nebraska around 5am.

Salia, landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha in the afternoon of  Saturday, November 15, 2014 for treatment.

Five other doctors in Sierra Leone who contracted the virus have all died.

This puts the figure of Ebola virus death toll in the United States at two after Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died in October.

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