HOUSTON, Texas — Liberian government officials have identified the patient who brought the Ebola virus to the United States as Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan lives in Monrovia and is said to be in his mid-forties. Duncan is the first person to bring an undiagnosed case of Ebola to the United States.
Duncan had direct contact with an Ebola patient in Liberia shortly before his departure to the United States according to a report on Wednesday in the New York Times by Norimitsu Onishi. Duncan helped to carry a pregnant woman who was near death from the Ebola virus back to her home after the family was refused treatment by hospital officials because of overcrowding in their Ebola treatment ward.
This occurred on September 15th and the Ebola patient died later that night at 3 a.m.
“He was holding her by the legs, the pa was holding her arms and Sonny Boy was holding her back,” said Arren Seyou, 31, who witnessed the scene and occupies the room next to Mr. Duncan’s. Sonny Boy also became sick about the same time Duncan became symptomatic in Dallas. Sammy Boy died in route to the hospital where he was headed for treatment.
Breitbart Texas reported that the man we now know as Duncan left Liberia on September 19th and arrived in the United States on September 20th. He was not admitted to the hospital in Dallas until September 28th.
The Times report states that at least four people have now died from contracting the virus after making contact with the single pregnant woman who later died from her illness. This illustrates how quickly this disease can spread and how lethal it can be.
Duncan is said to be in serious condition in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Bob Price is a staff writer and a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.
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” Duncan helped to carry a pregnant woman who was near death from the Ebola virus back to her home after the family was refused treatment by hospital officials because of overcrowding in their Ebola treatment ward.
This occurred on September 15th and the Ebola patient died later that night at 3 a.m.”
And he didn’t think there was just the minutest possibility that he may just become infected?
I know there are some really, REALLY stupid people out there (because I’ve personally met some of them), but I’m having a seriously hard time buying this one.
He probably believed that if he avoided body fluids, kept his hands washed, and got the Heck out of there, he’d be OK.
I don’t know what the hell to believe. I’m a mess with all of this.
I certainly understand.
Have you read this one?
Yea and look who is funding it. Bill and Melinda Gates. Imagine that. 🙄
Didn’t Texas A&M ring a bell? LOL 😉
I’m sure you’ve seen this one.
Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility
Something is definitely going on here. It’s like an all out Ebola scare blitz.
This was from our hometown paper:
” ‘Ebola outbreaks usually end when people stop touching the sick,’ ” said Dr. Armand Sprecher, an infectious-disease specialist at Doctors Without Borders.”
Yea well it ain’t rocket science, Doc.
However, they say “…we should not panic…”
I’ve been saying this is one of their best bets.
Most of the sheeple really are stupid enough to get the ‘vaccines’.
Not me. That’s for sure.
“Most of the sheeple really are stupid enough to get the ‘vaccines’.”
Yea, especially if the aliens come. 😉 lol
You know things are screwed up when the identification of a person in Dallas comes from a third world country like Liberia. Yet the NSA monitors all your emails and phone calls. Proof….the only reason for NSA spying and HLS is to keep political power in place…period.
I agree 100% on the vaccine issue with this Ebola thing, I will not take it.
That being said last year in Aug. my donkey contacted rabies. We never had him or our horse vaccinated against rabies for there were never any cases reported here in NW Kansas. My vet was on the east end of KS and couldn’t get here so we had to get some local vet to come. They didn’t know if it was west Nile, EPM or rabies at the time. Any way, long story short he suffered horribly and died in less than 24hrs. Now they had to take his head for testing at K state and the results were positive for rabies. We were always under the assumption that you must be bitten to get it….not so. Any contact with blood or body fluids and it will be passed to you. The CDC notified our local health dept. and we were told that we must get the series of vaccinations. I’m sure you all understand the dilemma we were facing here, for I don’t believe in vaccinations either. That being said I couldn’t imagine coming down with rabies so I took the shots.
I am not advocating any vaccines but when faced with a life and death situation one never knows what they will do. I was not willing to take the change. Just thought I would share.