The United States’ second Ebola patient has passed away on Monday, Nov. 17. Dr. Martin Salia’s cause of death was heart failure from the virus. Officials at the Nebraska Biomedical Center stated that all treatment that could be used was used to save Salia’s life, however “his disease was already extremely advanced.”

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A representative for the Biocontainment Unit at the hospital issued a statement.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” Stated Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at the hospital. “Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him.”

President Obama took the time out to offer his condolences as well. “Dr. Salia dedicated his life to saving others,” Obama said. “He viewed this vocation as his calling.”

Salia, 44 was a surgeon and West African native from Sierra Leone. The family requests for privacy at this time.

“We’re very grateful for the efforts of the team led by Dr. Smith,” Isatu Salia said Monday. “In the short time we spent here, it was apparent how caring and compassionate everyone was. We are so appreciative of the opportunity for my husband to be treated here and believe he was in the best place possible.”