A surgeon diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone is in an “extremely critical condition,” doctors treating him in Nebraska said early Sunday. A jet carrying Dr. Martin Salia landed in Omaha on Saturday, making him the 10th Ebola patient to be treated on American soil and the third treated at the Nebraska Medical Center.
“He is extremely ill. We have multiple highly-trained specialists who are experts in their fields targeting his most serious medical issues,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center. “This is an hour-by-hour situation.”
Salia – who was called a “hero” by his son — was taken off the plane on a stretcher and loaded onto a gurney encased in a plastic bubble and placed on an ambulance by workers who wore yellow protective suits.