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Diagnosis missed

1 Oct, 2014

Texas Presbyterian Health officials say Duncan wasn’t diagnosed with Ebola because of incomplete information. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Edward Goodman says the medical team thought it was a low-grade viral infection as he was not vomiting and did not have diarrhea:

All the information wasn’t present as they made their clinical decision

Dr. Mark Lester confirms Duncan told staff on his first visit he had been in an area affected by Ebola:

A checklist was in place for Ebola in this hospital for several weeks. That checklist was utilized by the nurse, who did ask [the] question [if the patient had been to Africa.] Regretfully, that information [was not shared] with the full team.