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Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:09 PM

Ebola doctor lands in Nebraska, 'critically ill' and sicker than other US patients

Source: The Guardian

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is in critical condition, and possibly sicker than any patient to arrive in the US from the disease-ravaged region of west Africa, a spokesman from the Nebraska hospital where he will be treated said on Saturday.

Dr Martin Salia, a permanent US resident, arrived in Omaha on Saturday afternoon, having left Freetown on Friday, by air ambulance. He was due to be immediately transported to Nebraska medical center.

“He is critically ill, a good deal sicker than our previous patients, and perhaps sicker than any patient that has been transported from west Africa,” Taylor Wilson, a spokesman for the hospital, told the Guardian.

Wilson said he was not sure if the patient’s condition had changed in flight, but Salia had been determined to be stable for transport before he left Sierra Leone.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/15/ebola-infected-doctor-to-arrive-in-nebraska-from-sierra-leone



Breaking on MSNBC, this doctor, now patient, is arriving now.

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Reply Ebola doctor lands in Nebraska, 'critically ill' and sicker than other US patients (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2014 OP
uppityperson Nov 2014 #1
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2014 #2
iandhr Nov 2014 #7
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2014 #8
deurbano Nov 2014 #9
Little Star Nov 2014 #3
magical thyme Nov 2014 #4
etherealtruth Nov 2014 #5
shireen Nov 2014 #6
jwirr Nov 2014 #15
Supersedeas Nov 2014 #16
Warpy Nov 2014 #10
Cha Nov 2014 #11
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2014 #12
Cha Nov 2014 #13
ColesCountyDem Nov 2014 #14

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:09 PM

1. good luck to him, good health to all involved with the outbreaks.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:12 PM

2. At least Omaha appears to be the best site equipped for treating these patients.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 06:23 PM

7. post 9/11

Omaha was one of the places they set up to deal with these types of things

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Response to iandhr (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 06:27 PM

8. I was pleased when I heard Omaha was where this doctor was taken

There are other facilities equipped to treat Ebola patients, but it appears that Omaha is the best. They could have taken him anywhere, but they chose Omaha, so that speaks for the expertise of this facility, and here's wishing he makes a complete recovery.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 06:28 PM

9. Some good use of that funding, for once!

Usually, we hear about it being used for the militarization of the police and other undesirable goals.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:25 PM

3. I hope he will be ok but...

I thought the earlier people are treated the better. Still, he couldn't be in a better facility than Nebraska Medical Center where Ashoka Mukpo was successfully treated.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:37 PM

4. Writebol was in tough shape and unable to walk off the plane

 

But Emory was able to get her through it.

Hopefully Nebraska will succeed here as well.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:42 PM

5. Hoping for a complete recovery!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:55 PM

6. this vicious disease attacks the best of humanity

People become sick when caring for loved ones, or helping strangers in need.

Doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, and other healthcare workers get infected as they try to heal and provide comfort to patients.

Burial teams risk contamination as they try to safely bury deceased victims.

All are selfless people dedicated to caring for others, they represent the best of humanity.

Ebola is just a virus that evolved to take advantage of infecting via contact with body fluids. But if I didn't know better, I'd call it sheer evil.

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Response to shireen (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 11:56 PM

15. In the era of the black plague the priest and nuns where nearly wiped out because they were

often the ones who took care of the ill. Care takers are truly heroes.

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Response to shireen (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 10:49 AM

16. the sad truth

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 06:32 PM

10. That's terribly sad

It seems that once Ebola passes a critical point, it is not terribly treatable.

I hope Dr. Salia beats the odds. He is a hero.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 06:34 PM

11. Here's hoping Dr Martin Salia recovers and no one else contracts the virus. TY, Rhiannon

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 07:27 PM

12. Wishing the same, my friend!

Thank you!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 07:45 PM

13. ..

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 08:03 PM

14. Praying for your recovery, Dr. Salia!

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