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Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Dies, Hospital Says

Scott Neuman | NPR   in 
October 8, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, the 33-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas, where he was being treated, has died, hospital officials say.

In a statement from the company that runs Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Duncan was in isolation said:

“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am. 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. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time.”

Duncan arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 from Liberia and became ill within a few days.

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