According to The Dallas Morning News, Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
A statement posted on texashealth.org stated,
“Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola,” the hospital said in a written statement after Duncan died shortly before 8 a.m. “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.”
Duncan returned home from a trip to Liberia in September. He went to the hospital where he was sent home with antibiotics only to return three days later with unmistakable symptoms of ebola, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Recently a hazmat crew went into his apartment to sanitize and extract anything that could lead to the contamination and spreading of the disease. His family is in quarantine until Oct. 19 and if they show no symptoms they will be free to leave the quarantine.

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