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    Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

    DALLAS — The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced. "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.," the hospital said in a written statement. "Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola."
    The Liberian citizen, who recently traveled from West Africa to Dallas to reunite with a longlost son and the teen's mother, had been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian since Sept. 28.
    It wasn’t immediately known what would happen to his body, which could remain contagious for several days. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call for the remains to be immediately shrouded in plastic and double-bagged in leak-proof bags at the hospital, then promptly cremated or buried in an airtight casket.
    Duncan’s death comes four days after his condition was downgraded from serious to critical. Over the weekend, he had begun receiving brincidofovir, an experimental antiviral drug which recently gained emergency approval from the FDA.

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    I wonder if his family will be able to sue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I wonder if his family will be able to sue?
    What would they be suing for?

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    Terrible news, and what terrible luck.
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    Oh no. Is the experimental drug no good? Or given too late? Do they know?

    What about the cameraman, is he getting same drug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Oh no. Is the experimental drug no good? Or given too late? Do they know?

    What about the cameraman, is he getting same drug?
    Did he end up getting it?

    Unfortunately, even the most successful drugs don't have a 100% success rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    DALLAS — The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced. "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.," the hospital said in a written statement. "Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola."
    The Liberian citizen, who recently traveled from West Africa to Dallas to reunite with a longlost son and the teen's mother, had been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian since Sept. 28.
    It wasn’t immediately known what would happen to his body, which could remain contagious for several days. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call for the remains to be immediately shrouded in plastic and double-bagged in leak-proof bags at the hospital, then promptly cremated or buried in an airtight casket.
    Duncan’s death comes four days after his condition was downgraded from serious to critical. Over the weekend, he had begun receiving brincidofovir, an experimental antiviral drug which recently gained emergency approval from the FDA.

    Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital
    Pity. I was rather hoping he'd pull thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    What would they be suing for?
    I'm not sure but since they sent him home, he might have a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I'm not sure but since they sent him home, he might have a case.
    I hope not, especially since he lied about having contact with an Ebola patient before he came over here. He put a lot of people at risk along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I'm not sure but since they sent him home, he might have a case.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't he lie about his whereabouts and exposure to the virus?
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