Thomas Eric Duncan of Monrovia, Liberia was pronounced dead today, Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014. He was undergoing treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas for Ebola he contracted prior to coming to the U.S.
Doctors started administering the experimental drug brincidofovir on Saturday. He was was receiving kidney dialysis and was on a ventilator.
“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. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time,” Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital officials share in a statement to press.