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United States Ebola net widens as victim contact traced

Texas health officials are scrambling to prevent the spread of the disease
By: Ben Gourlay | Health, Lifestyle & Travel News | Posted: Oct 3, 2014 3:46 am

Dallas health officials now suspect upwards of 100 Texans may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. A report published today by NBC News give a breakdown of Duncan's activities in Liberia, his arrival back to the United States and the diagnosis delay which could yet cost more lives.




The man's extended family, some of which had contact with Duncan after he stayed in their home following the long haul flight are now in quarantine. United Airlines is now trying to contact 400 passengers who may have been on Duncan's flights.




USA Today is also reporting that Duncan lied to airport screening staff about his contact with an Ebola patient in order to leave the country, with Liberian authorities promising to prosecute him for his role in possibly spreading the deadly virus.

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