A doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in his native Sierra Leone is coming to Nebraska for care, officials say.
According to the Associated Press, Dr. Martin Salia, 44, was working at the Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown when he contracted the deadly virus. Though he began exhibiting symptoms on Nov. 6, test results came back native. However, the results for a second test administered Monday were positive.
Salia, who lives in Maryland, will be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. The Associated Press adds that although the hospital would not offer official confirmation, it mentioned via statement that an Ebola patient from Sierra Leone would arrive for treatment on Saturday.
[via Associated Press]