Texas Ebola Patient Dies

News outlets report on the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

The Atlantic: The Texas Ebola Patient Has Died
“Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died [Wednesday] morning, a spokesman for the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement…” (Khazan, 10/8).

New York Times: Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola
“…The death Wednesday morning of Mr. Duncan, 42, the Liberian man at the center of a widening public health scare and the first person with a case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, heightened anxiety and fear here. It also renewed questions about whether a delay in receiving treatment could have played a role in his death and what role it played in the possibility of his spreading the disease to others…” (Fernandez/Philipps, 10/8).

Wall Street Journal: Dallas Ebola Patient Dies
“The Liberian man hospitalized in Dallas with Ebola died Wednesday, demonstrating the deadliness of the disease even in nations with advanced health care systems, and the challenge of treating the virus when it isn’t identified as early as possible…” (Bustillo et al., 10/8).

Washington Post: First Ebola patient in U.S. dies as officials announce new airport screening measures
“The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, as the government announced plans to step up screening of travelers at five of the nation’s busiest airports in an effort to prevent more cases of the deadly virus from reaching the country…” (Berman et al., 10/8).

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