Yesterday the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola that was diagnosed inside the U.S. and today we have the name of the patient. His name is Thomas Eric Duncan and it was announced that the people with whom the man had contact with are being monitored. The Ebola patient in Texas is being cared for inside an isolation unit at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Ebola Patient in Texas
At least 12 people are being monitored by the health authorities, after coming in contact with the man who was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus inside the United States. The man’s identity was revealed today and his name is Thomas Eric Duncan. He is Liberian and has been traveling back and forth between the U.S. and Liberia for years to visit family members.
State officials have revealed at a news conference yesterday that among the people with whom Duncan had entered in contact with are also five children and a small group of adults. The team who is in charge of the monitoring is made up of 10 people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local and state health officials and the abovementioned team are actively trying to track down all the people the Ebola patient came in contact with ever since he entered the country. The man spent four days in the U.S. before being hospitalized.
Some are alarmed by the fact that Mr. Duncan went to the hospital because he was feeling ill and then he was allowed to leave, even though he said that he had recently came back from West Africa, which is enough to alarm an entire hospital.
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