TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT THOMAS ERIC DUNCAN HAS DIED, HOSPITAL SAYS
“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,” Texas Health Resources spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning, the Dallas hospital where he was being treated said.
Duncan, 42, was given the experimental Ebola drug Brincidofovir, but his family said he was doing poorly and the hospital had downgraded his condition from serious to critical. When the family visited Tuesday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, they declined to view Duncan via video link because the last time had been too upsetting.
“What we saw was very painful. It didn’t look good,” said Duncan’s nephew Josephus Weeks.