Forty-four year-old Dr. Martin Salia has become the second person to die from Ebola in the U.S. after loosing the battle this morning. A surgeon, he was diagnosed in Sierra Leone and flown to Nebraska for treatment on Saturday.
Salia is a native of Sierra Leone and a legal U.S. resident. He went to live and work in a hospital in Sierra Known knowing the risks, but his son, Maada told NBC News that he still wanted to do his part.
“Even though he knows the sickness is already out, he decided to still go and help his people because he wanted to show that he loves his people,” the son said. “He’s really, really a hero to me.”
The hospital reported that Salia was perhaps sicker than any other patient they’ve flown to the United States for treatment.
More details to follow.