American Doctor In Sierra Leone Contracts Ebola

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An American surgeon working in Sierra Leone has contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

Dr. Martin Salia is expected to arrive in the United States on Saturday and will receive treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, a government official told ABC News today.

It is unclear how he contracted Ebola, but the official said he was in Sierra Leone at the time.

This comes two days after Dr. Craig Spencer, who contracted Ebola treating patients in West Africa, was discharged from a New York City hospital Ebola-free.

Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders, spent 20 days in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after testing positive for Ebola there on Oct. 23.




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