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First U.S. Ebola patient dies in Texas hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, October 9, 2014

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The first U.S. patient to be diagnosed with Ebola has died in a Texas hospital, according to a report from CNN.

Thomas Eric Duncan, who apparently traveled to Dallas from the African nation of Liberia to see his fiancee, developed symptoms developed symptoms of the killer virus several days after arriving in the U.S. and was being held in “strict isolation” for suspicion of possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

According to the report, Duncan returned two days later with more severe symptoms, and his treatment for the disease began.  After his death Wednesday, the CDC announced stricter screenings for passenger arriving in the U.S. on airlines originating from African countries.

 



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