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First Ebola fatality recorded in the USA as 'patient zero' Thomas Duncan pronounced dead in Dallas

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(NaturalNews) The first Ebola fatality in the United States took place today as "patient zero" Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead in a Dallas hospital early this morning.

"Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he was admitted Sept. 28 and had been kept in isolation, according to spokesman Wendell Watson," reports AP. [1] Our hearts go out to Duncan and his family members, all of whom have been devastated by not just Ebola but also the incompetent government handling of the entire situation.

Duncan reportedly contracted Ebola in Liberia while interacting with family members there. He traveled by air to the United States, connecting through the Dulles airport in Washington D.C. before arriving at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport in Texas.

When Duncan originally went to the hospital seeking treatment for symptoms, he was given a prescription for antibiotics and told to go home.

As many as 100 people are currently being monitored in Texas for Ebola symptoms after coming into contact with Duncan or a close relative. Experts predict that most of these 100 people will be cleared in another week or so, but some fear that Duncan's closest family members may pose a substantial risk of having already acquired the infection.

Had Duncan lived, he was facing the possibility of criminal charges in Texas as well as Liberia, where officials publicly claimed Duncan may have violated the law by traveling to the United States after knowing he had Ebola.

The hospital that treated Duncan was forced to admit it lied about its handling of this patient. The hospital had originally blamed its errors on an "electronic records problem" -- the medical system equivalent of "the dog ate my homework."

The Duncan outbreak will be contained: but what about future outbreaks?

In terms of stopping future Ebola outbreaks in America, CDC director Thomas Freiden insists that all air passengers from Ebola-infected nations are screened before being allowed to travel. "One hundred percent of the individuals getting on planes are screened for fever before they get on the plane," Frieden said on Sep. 30.

But CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen went through this screening process and discovered that the CDC's claims were flatly false. As CNN reports: [3]

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen said she was shocked and horrified at the lack of screening for Ebola at an Atlanta airport after coming back from Liberia. Speaking to HLN on Monday, Cohen described what happened when she was going through customs at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. "I expected that they were going to take my temperature, they were going to ask me lots of questions, but they didn't," Cohen said.

The situation is most definitely not under control

CDC officials will likely proclaim victory over the containment of the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, but dodging one bullet does not make a person bulletproof.

The truth is that Ebola-infected patients are inevitably going to keep arriving from not just West Africa but also potentially Central and South America. The U.S. southern border remains wide open and unsecured, creating an unprecedented risk of infected persons walking right into the continental United States and causing repeated Ebola outbreaks.

While we hope Thomas Duncan will be America's last Ebola victim, such hopes seem foolishly unjustified.

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Sources for this article include:
[1] http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EB...

[2] https://www.naturalnews.com/047165_Ebola_tran...

[3] http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/10/07/cnn-r...

[4] https://www.naturalnews.com/047159_Ebola_pati...

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