A Dallas hospital spokesman says Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, has died.
According to KPRC, Duncan arrived in Dallas Sept. 20 from Liberia and fell ill a few days later. He was sent home after an initial visit to the emergency room, but was taken back to the hospital Sept. 28 and has been kept in isolation ever since.
The hospital released a statement which read, “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am. 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, hospital officials said.”
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