Dr. Martin Salia, the Ebola patient who was being treated at a hospital in Omaha, Neb., has died. He is the second person to die from the virus on U.S. soil. "Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him," Dr. Phil Smith of the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit said in a statement. The hospital said it used every possible treatment available, however his condition was too advanced. The 44-year-old Sierra Leone citizen arrived in Omaha on Nov. 15 after being cleared to travel to the U.S. to seek treatment. Salia was the third patient infected with the Ebola virus to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center. Thousands of people have died from the virus in Africa, where the outbreak initiated.
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