This comes as U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, which wants a more aggressive response in fighting the disease, continues to receive criticism for its handling of the cases.
(CNN) – The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan for Ebola apologized on Sunday, Oct. 19. Barclay Berdan, the CEO of Texas health Resources issued a letter saying they made mistakes in Duncan’s case.
The letter was printed as a full-page ad in two Dallas newspapers.
Officials from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have faced a public relations nightmare since the story broke. The hospital has been at the center of the Ebola controversy that has swept the U.S.
Duncan was treated and died from the disease there, and two nurses who cared for him have the virus. The apology addressed all that:
“As an institution, we made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge,” Berdan’s letter read.
The letter was released on the last day of the three-week monitoring period for 48 people Duncan came into contact with after entering the U.S.
“Thankfully, they’re all asymptomatic, and it looks like none of them will get Ebola,” said Dallas Country Judge Clay Jenkins.
About 50 people from the Texas hospital volunteered to restrict their travel until officials make sure they don’t have the disease.
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