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Report: A new Ebola patient is headed to Nebraska

A surgeon with Ebola is expected to arrive at the Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center on Saturday, a government source tells The Associated Press.

AP has identified the patient as Dr. Martin Salia, a Maryland resident and legal permanent resident of the United States, who was infected with the virus while treating victims in the Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. AP says he came down with Ebola symptoms on Nov. 6 but tested negative that day; on Nov. 10, another test came back with positive results. He is said to currently be in stable condition at a clinic in Freetown.

Two other Ebola patients were treated and have been released from the Nebraska Medical Center: missionary Dr. Rick Sacra and freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, both of whom arrived from Liberia.