Eric Thomas Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., died on Wednesday morning. He was being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and listed in critical condition. In the following days following his diagnosis, he would improve somewhat, but on Saturday he slipped back onto the “critical” list.
Still, his doctors said Duncan’s liver function had improved and his family said his fever had come down. Meanwhile, the nearly fifty people believed to have had contact with Mr. Duncan while he was contagious are still being monitored. So far they have not shown symptoms.
ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas.
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