Update: 3rd Ebola patient headed to NMC

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom

Update: A third Ebola patient is headed to Nebraska Medical Center. 

A surgeon who was infected with the virus in Sierra Leone will be flown to Omaha for treatment. The doctor, who has been identified as Dr. Martin Salia, is from Sierra Leone, but is a permanent resident of the U.S.

A crew is en route to Sierra Leone to see if he’s stable enough to travel. If he is, he’s expected to arrive to Omaha on Saturday. 

Nebraska Medical Center has successfully treated two other Ebola patients this year. 

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