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Ebola victim’s family, hospital reach settlement

Josephus Weeks, nephew of Thomas Eric Duncan,

DALLAS–The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family’s attorney said Wednesday. The agreement heads off a lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Duncan, who arrived in ...

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Texas reaches end of Ebola monitoring

AUSTIN, Texas — The last person being monitored in connection with Texas’ three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring. The Texas Department of State Health Services says a hospital worker who handled medical waste will be cleared by the end of the day Friday. A Liberian man became the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with ...

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Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. So ...

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US steps up response as Ebola worries grow

WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama directed his administration to respond in a “much ...

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Fort Worth expert sheds light on Ebola contagion

No one yet knows exactly how the Ebola virus crept into nurse Nina Pham’s body, past standard protective gear and despite her training, as she cared for Thomas Eric Duncan. She was part of Duncan’s medical team from the day he arrived at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Sept. 28, until he died there Oct. 8. Pham’s name appears often ...

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Ebola strikes again in Dallas

Last Friday night a nurse who cared for the first Ebola victim in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Tom Frieden is saying the infection is due to a “breach in protocol.” The woman did wear the required protective gear while caring for Duncan.  Disease detectives will be ...

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Ebola patient in Dallas has died

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed Ebola patient in the U.S., died this morning. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, shared in a press release this morning that Duncan succumbed to the virus at 7:51 a.m., saying he fought courageously to overcome the malady. Duncan’s arrival in Texas with the illness has sparked a fervor of preparation for ...

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Dallas Ebola patient may face aggravated assault charges


The Ebola patient in Dallas may not only be fighting for his life, but also in court. The Dallas County prosecutor is debating on whether or not to charge Ebola victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, with intentionally and knowingly exposing the public to the disease.  Spokeswoman for the Dallas County prosecutor’s office, Debbie Denmon, explained it is an issue of accountability: ...

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