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Local Church Mourns Ebola Death of Doctor Martin Salia



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    The resident bishop of the Washington area United Methodist Church says the church is mourning the death from Ebola of a physician who worked in one of its hospitals in Sierra Leone.

    Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Washington Area/Baltimore-Washington Conference of the church said in a statement Monday Dr. Martin Salia was "God's angel'' for thousands of people who did not always have access to health care.

    Salia died Monday a Nebraska hospital, where he had been flown from Africa after contracting the Ebola virus.

    Matthews says Baltimore-Washington Conference and Great Plains Conference will be supporting the Salia family.

    Those who want to contribute can send a check, with "Dr. Salia Fund'' in the memo line, to BWC Treasurer, 11711 East Market Place, Fulton MD 20759.