Thomas Eric Duncan

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Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on America soil. After contracting the disease in Liberia, he traveled to Dallas, where he was initially turned away from treatment. After entering hospital on Sept 28, his condition worsened and he died on Oct 8, 2014.

8 Oct, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan dies of Ebola

Death

Duncan is pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he was admitted Sept. 28 and has been kept in isolation. Texas officials are monitoring 10 people who had direct contact with him while he was symptomatic, as well as 38 others who may have had contact. None have shown symptoms of the disease to this point. They will be monitored for 21 days, the normal incubation period for the disease. Hospital:

Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time.

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