October 08, 2014

Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Dies of Ebola

Breaking via ABC:

Update more there at the NYT's:

Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, the patient with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and the Liberian man at the center of a widening public health scare, died in isolation at a hospital here on Wednesday, hospital authorities said.

Mr. Duncan died at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, more than a week after the virus was detected in him on Sept. 30. His condition had worsened in recent days to critical from serious as medical personnel worked to support his fluid and electrolyte levels, crucial to recovery in a disease that causes bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea. Mr. Duncan was also treated with an experimental antiviral drug, brincidofovir, after the Food and Drug Administration approved its use on an emergency basis.

a former false report of his death, inspired some conspiracy theorists to speculate that he was, you know, the living dead already.

Its too bad he could not be saved even with experimental anti-viral treatment.

Our condolences go out to his family and we pray no one else comes down with this infection.

By Howie at 10:28 AM | Comments |