Ebola Patient in the U.S. Dies


The patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has died. According to CNN, Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He was listed in critical condition after found to have contracted the virus in late September. Those who had contact with him since his arrival from Liberia are believed to be in quarantine and are currently being monitored for symptoms.

The news comes after Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the U.S. may be working on guidelines for air travel from areas believed to have Ebola outbreaks. The CDC warned that Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids, including sweat, saliva, blood, semen, vomit, or feces, and by anyone showing symptoms of the virus. Symptoms may not be exhibited, however, until around 21 days after a person may have contracted the virus.

By Liz Pimentel



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