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Sunday, October 05, 2014
DALLAS -- Authorities in Dallas are trying to locate a homeless person who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.
Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins didn't identify the person, whom he described as a "low-risk individual identified as a contact." He stressed that the effort to locate the person was precautionary and that the person had not committed a crime.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the person was in a group of 38 people who may have had contact with the Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan
Officials said the homeless man is believed to have ridden in the same ambulance that transported Duncan
Dallas homeless man who rode in ambulance after #Ebola patient found in N. Dallas about 30 mins ago. He's been taken to Parkland Hospital.
By the way, why the Caps in the title???
Thomas A. Duncan, who became ill with Ebola after arriving from West Africa in Dallas two weeks ago, succumbed to the virus today (Sunday), reports Reuters. Duncan was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on today after his condition worsened to critical, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control.
"The virus is spreading so fast that it's hard to keep up," the CDC director said.