Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola victim in Texas, has died

Posted by on Oct 08, 2014 at 11:45 am

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus on U.S. soil, has died, hospital officials confirm.

Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he was admitted Sept. 28 and has been kept in isolation, according to spokesman Wendell Watson. Wendell said the death left officials with “profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment.”

Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia on Sept. 20 to visit family, heightening concerns the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record could spread in the United States.

Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in a statement: “The doctors, nurses and staff at Presbyterian provided excellent and compassionate care, but Ebola is a disease that attacks the body in many ways. We’ll continue every effort to contain the spread of the virus and protect people from this threat.”

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3 Responses to “Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola victim in Texas, has died”

  1. Skid Marx on 8/08/14 at 12:08 pm

    Will Chicago Jesus Messiah resurrect his noble comrade from the glorious motherland continent with his divine right of kings scepter?

  2. hat tip to El Rushbo on 8/08/14 at 12:52 pm

    Swami guru El Rushbo is saying the good comrades at Minitru will say it was waycism that killed patient zero because the hospital didn’t want an African with Ebola in their hospital.
    The two minutes hate will be proceeded by a report stating this tonight I bet.
    El Rushbo is my favorite thoughtcriminal on the radio and I will listen until he is removed to a re-education camp.

  3. Skid Marx on 10/10/14 at 11:34 am

    Comrade Duncan is a martyr and victim of the evul waycism (gasp!) hospitals across the land will not treat these poor downtrodden victims of the capitalist pig disease that Bushitler and Darth Cheney made in a lab at Sarah Palin’s compound.
    Forward to equality of disease because no one should be denied their free ebola.
    After all it is a human right comrade.