2014 Ebola virus cases in the United States

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On September 30, 2014, the first case of Ebola virus disease was diagnosed in the United States. It came from a 42-year-old Liberian national, Thomas Eric Duncan.[1][2] Even before Duncan's diagnosis, three Americans had been medically evacuated from Africa and treated in the United States for Ebola virus disease. This was during the current Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Two were treated at Emory University Hospital's isolation unit and one at Nebraska Medical Center.

About Thomas Eric Duncan[change | change source]

Duncan, who came from Liberia, had been visiting family in Dallas, Texas. He was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. By October 4, his condition had deteriorated from "serious but stable" to "critical".[3] On October 4, Duncan started receiving the experimental drug brincidofovir, but remained in critical condition.[4][5] On October 8, Duncan died of Ebola virus disease.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s930-ebola-confirmed-case.htm
  2. Fernandez, Manny; Philipps, Dave (8 October 2014). "Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. "First US Ebola case Thomas Duncan 'critical'". BBC News. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  4. "Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug". The Huffington Post. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. "Chimerix Announces Emergency Investigational New Drug Applications for Brincidofovir Authorized by FDA for Patients With Ebola Virus Disease". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. "Texas Ebola patient dies". CNN. October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  7. (French) Ebola: le premier patient à avoir été diagnostiqué hors d’Afrique est mort, Antoine Boyet, Ijsberg Magazine, 8 octobre 2014

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