Doctor With Ebola Dies In Nebraska After Mistaken Negative Test
Elsewhere, The Washington Post examines what financial role private foundations are playing in the fight against the disease.
Doctor Dies In Nebraska After Ebola Infection In Sierra Leone
A physician infected with the Ebola virus died today at the Nebraska Medical Center after being evacuated from Sierra Leone. Martin Salia was on dialysis, a ventilator and multiple medications after suffering from kidney and respiratory failure, the hospital said today in a statement. He also got a dose of plasma from an Ebola survivor and Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.’s ZMapp drug. (Harrison, 11/17)
The Washington Post:
A Doctor's Mistaken Ebola Test: 'We Were Celebrating ... Then Everything Fell Apart'
When Martin Salia’s Ebola test came back negative, his friends and colleagues threw their arms around him. They shook his hand. They patted him on the back. They removed their protective gear and cried. But when his symptoms remained nearly a week later, Salia took another test, on Nov. 10. This one came back positive, sending the Sierra Leonean doctor with ties to Maryland on a desperate, belated quest for treatment and forcing the colleagues who had embraced him into quarantine. (Sieff, 11/16)
The Washington Post:
In Ebola Fight, Private Foundations Provide Critical Financial Aid
The U.S. emergency response team working on Ebola in Kemena, Sierra Leone, was stuck. The vehicle they had been using to transport patients, deliver oral rehydration packets and do other critical work had two flat tires. It was early October, a time when things seemed to be spiraling out of control in the epicenter of the crisis, and there wasn’t a moment to waste. The stranded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers knew just where to call for help: a little-known nonprofit — the CDC Foundation — that received millions of dollars in donations in recent months from Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and other philanthropists. (Cha, 11/16)