LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (WJZ) — A vigil will be held Friday for Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon from Maryland, who died after contracting Ebola abroad earlier this month.
Salia was working in Sierra Leone when he contracted Ebola, but initially had a negative test. A few days later, after continuing to suffer from symptoms, he retook the test — this time testing positive.
He was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment on Nov. 15, but he was already critically ill, unable to walk.
Salia’s family will hold a vigil in his honor Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Landover Hills. It’s only open to family and the St. Mary’s Church parish.
The funeral will be held at the same church on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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