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Md. Memorial Planned for Doctor who Died of Ebola

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 LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) - A church in Maryland will hold a vigil and memorial service for a doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and died after being brought to the United States.

Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills will hold a vigil for Dr. Martin Salia the evening of Nov. 28. A mass and prayer service will be held the next day.

Salia, a Sierra Leone native, was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska after he tested positive for Ebola. But by the time the 44-year-old arrived, the virus had shut down his kidneys and made breathing difficult. He died Monday.

Salia had a wife and two children who live in Maryland.

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11/19/2014 11:12:55 AM (GMT -5:00)
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