Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning due to complications from the Ebola virus. Duncan’s health began to deteriorate this weekend. Doctors at Presbyterian Hospital decided to give him an experimental antiviral drug on Monday.
However, the drug did little to help his health and he was medically debated on Tuesday. He died this morning at 7:51 a.m.
Duncan came to America from Liberia after the virus became a pandemic in the African country. He was exposed to the virus while helping a pregnant woman who had the virus. Duncan lied before boarding a plane when asked if he was exposed to the virus.
When he arrived in Dallas, Texas, he became ill and went to the hospital. However, a nurse diagnosed him with a cold even after he told her he was recently in West Africa.
Duncan returned home to his fiancé and family and became more ill. A family member eventually called the CDC and Duncan was eventually treated.
His family has since been quarantined and are being monitored by health officials. Duncan’s body will have to be cremated or buried in a hermetically sealed casket so that the virus won’t spread.