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First Ebola Death Case In The U.S.

First Ebola death in the U.S.

In Dallas, Texas, the first man was reported dead on Wednesday morning due to the Ebola disease.

Thomas Eric Duncan was healthy when he came into the United States on September 19th from Africa to visit his family in Texas.

On September 28th, he was admitted into the Texas Health Prebysterian Hospital under isolation.

He was then hospitalized for 10 days before he was announced dead.

Health officials haven't confirmed how Mr. Duncan got the disease. However, witnesses say otherwise.

Witnesses have said that he was helping Ebola patients in Liberia. While the New York Times, have reported that Mr. Duncan was in direct contact with a pregnant women who had Ebola and was trying to seek medical attention for her. Apparently, all of this happened days before he came into the U.S.

So far, further examination on the people Mr. Duncan got in contact with have been examined and the spread of Ebola has yet to be detected.

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