Here’s what we know so far about Ebola in the United States:
Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday at a Texas hospital, 10 days after he was admitted.
“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,” hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.
One question family members still haven’t found the answer for: “Would the outcome have been different if doctors had admitted Duncan to hospital on September 25, the first time he showed up with a fever and stomach pain?”
“What if they had taken him right away? And what if they had been able to get treatment to him earlier?” Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas told reporters.
“He got sick and went to the hospital and was turned away, and that’s the turning point here,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a spokesman for the family. While that is still being investigated, another report came through.
A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who entered the apartment where the now-deceased Duncan stayed was hospitalized out of an “abundance of caution” Wednesday after becoming ill, officials said.
The officer, identified by multiple outlets as Sgt. Michael Monnig, was taken to urgent care in Frisco, Texas after coming into contact with family members of Thomas Eric Duncan. Here’s What You Need To Do