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Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died from the virus while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

Duncan was diagnosed with the disease on Sept. 30 after contracting it in his native Liberia, where Ebola has infected about 7,500 people, killing half. He had come to the country to marry his girlfriend, Louise Troh, who is now being quarantined and has not yet shown symptoms of the disease.

“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,” Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said in a statement today.

He developed a fever and stomach pains on Sept. 24, four days after arriving in the U.S. Duncan was sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room o

Sept. 26, after doctors failed to diagnose him with Ebola. He was brought back to the hospital in an ambulance two days later.

via First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in U.S. Dies in Dallas – Bloomberg.

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