Liberia Ebola Infected Patient in Dallas, TX ID’d as Thomas Eric Duncan … Was Initially Sent Home By ER after Telling Nurse he Travelled From West Africa



The Ebola infected individual who came by plane to the United States and is presently in a Dallas, Texas hospital has been identified as  Thomas Eric Duncan.  This is the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. However, little by little we are starting to learn all of the details to this story that I am sure the government and the CDC would like to keep quiet. It would appear that … initially went to the ER with a fever and abdominal pain and was sent home. Oh, did we mention the patient also stated that he told the medical staff that he was from Ebola ravished West Africa? HOW IN THE HELL DID THIS NOT RAISE A RED FLAG!!! Note to medical folks, individual from West Africa + fever + (abdominal pain or vomiting or diarrhea) = possible Ebola and immediate quarantine.

The hospital is calling it a failure to communicate? WHAT!!! How ignorantly sloppy could you possibly be? How could anyone in the healthcare industry not communicate that some one was from Ebola infested West Africa and presenting some of the symptoms of Ebola and not make that a priority? As the Daily Caller reminds us of the thousands of cases of Ebola in Liberia, how could this ER staff have dropped the ball so badly. Liberia only has a population of about 4 million people.

Liberia has been the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. As of Sept. 29, the CDC reported 3,458 total cases in Liberia and 1,830 deaths. Patients with flu-like symptoms who have recently traveled from endemic regions, especially Liberia, should have been a red flag for the hospital.


The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had recently arrived from Liberia, could have put others at risk of exposure to Ebola before the man went back to the ER a couple of days later, when his condition worsened.

A day after the diagnosis was confirmed, a nine-member team of federal health officials was tracking anyone who had close contact with him after he fell ill on Sept. 24. The group of 12 to 18 people included three members of the ambulance crew that took the man to the hospital and a handful of schoolchildren.

Hospital epidemiologist Dr. Edward Goodman said the patient had a fever and abdominal pain during his first ER visit, not the riskier symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

But the diagnosis, and the hospital’s slip-up, highlighted the wider threat of Ebola, even in places far from West Africa.

“The scrutiny just needs to be higher now,” said Dr. Rade Vukmir, a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 7,100 people in West Africa and killed more than 3,300, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia is one of the three hardest-hit countries in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.


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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Liberia Ebola Infected Patient in Dallas, TX ID’d as Thomas Eric Duncan … Was Initially Sent Home By ER after Telling Nurse he Travelled From West Africa”

    1. Skylite on October 2nd, 2014 7:51 am

      Dear Americans, When this country elects to remove the GOD of Abraham, satan steps in. Look at our country today. Where are our represenatives. They are No where to be found. Lip service from a few. Cant stop corruption from DOJ /IRS/Federal Reserve. Our Government is doing everything but what it was intended. Everything this current admin is doing is bacward. GOD help us.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on October 2nd, 2014 9:22 am

      When we have professionals that work in health care, they should not only know the local health problems, but also the international ones.

      Because the educational systems at every level have failed to teach proper skills, we have people in large numbers who do not and can not teach themselves.

      This case should have been stopped at the boarding gate of the airline that brought this man to the U.S.

      If you were to give a test about geography to these medical professionals, most would fail. We live in a global economy that brings people into and out of our country and every other almost on a daily basis. They should, particularly in a high level medical facility, have alerted all medical and support personnel to the almost certain possibility that they would receive a patient with Ebola. There should have been a procedure in place that would prevent him from being sent home and with the wrong medicine for a virus.

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    4. Teresa on October 3rd, 2014 11:43 am

      I fault the doctors or team that looked at this patient… the nurse or whoever took his information that he was from Liberia apparently took that information and I’m sure it was in the file when the doctors reviewed him or surely it was??? I know when I see the doctor notes are made by nurse and my doctors reviews those as he is walking in to see me but it sounds like all the blame is being given to the person taking the initial information.

    5. Jon Kamp on October 9th, 2014 1:45 pm

      Ebola in USA – I Agree with Judge Jeanine Pirro about what to do!

      Help Do Something – Sign the Petition Now! And Spread the Word Not The Virus!

      The 1918 Flu Virus Pandemic infected over 500 million people across the world, including the USA, remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them, that’s a 10 to 20 percent death rate.

      A large factor in the worldwide occurrence of this flu was increased travel. Modern transportation systems made it easier for soldiers, sailors, and civilian travelers to spread the disease.

      Now we have Jumbo Jets and the Ebola Virus….. With a 70 to 90 percent death rate!

      Help Do Something – Sign the Petition Now! And Spread the Word Not The Virus!

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