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Surgeon infected with Ebola arrives in US

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-15 16:05:36-05

A surgeon infected with Ebola has been flown to Omaha, Nebraska for treatment, according to The Associated Press.

Dr. Martin Salia, 44, is a permanent resident of the United States and is married to a U.S. citizen, according to ABC

Salia was treating patients at a hospital in Sierra Leone where he became infected, according to ABC. The report said he is critically ill. 

Nebraska Medical Center has successfully treated two patients for Ebola.

The United States had gone just a few days without treating a confirmed Ebola case. Craig Spencer was released from a New York hospital earlier this week after overcoming the disease.

Spencer, a doctor, had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea where he treated Ebola patients. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City on Oct. 23.

Spencer is the latest U.S. citizen to be cleared after contracting Ebola.

Dallas nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham also have been released from the hospital along with a missionary and three medical professionals who contracted the disease in Africa. Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC, also has been cleared of Ebola.

Thomas Eric Duncan died in the United States while being treated for the disease, which he got in Liberia.

Of those, four were diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.