Thursday, 9 October 2014

US Ebola Patient, Thomas Duncan Dies

Thomas Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US has died .Texas Health Resources spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.

    "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," "We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time."

Duncan, 42, was given the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir, but his family said he was doing poorly and the hospital had downgraded his condition from serious to critical. When the family visited Tuesday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, they declined to view him via video link because the last time had been too upsetting.

"What we saw was very painful. It didn't look good," said Duncan's nephew Josephus Weeks.

How sad!

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