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(NEWSER)– The surgeon who arrived for treatment in Nebraska Saturday after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has died, according to the Omaha hospital where he was being treated in a biocontainment unit.

Martin Salia's first Ebola test came back negative, the Washington Post reported last night, leading friends and colleagues in Sierra Leone to take off their protective gear and hug him. His symptoms didn't go away after a week, though, and a second test he took on Nov. 10 came back positive. "We were celebrating. If the test says you are Ebola-free, we assume you are Ebola-free," says a medical worker who cared for Salia in Africa. "Then everything fell apart."

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