Below is the exact wording for the article on First US Ebola Patient Died per Israel National News:
“Thomas A. Duncan, who became ill with Ebola after arriving from West Africa in Dallas two weeks ago, succumbed to the virus today (Sunday), reports Reuters. Duncan was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on today after his condition worsened to critical, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control.
The Dallas hospital that admitted him did not recognize the deadly disease at first and sent him home, only for him to return two days later by ambulance.” (Israel National News)
First thing to note is that the middle initial of patient’s name is different that what we have reported his name as “Thomas Eric Duncan“. As of yesterday, it was reported that Texas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was in critical condition.
Could this just be a typing mistake? We know that there is only one Thomas Eric Duncan being treated for Ebola in a Texas hospital.
Please also note that in the opening section, Israel National News references Reuters as their source for getting this information, however, the article that Reuters has on the situation still says that per the CDC, the patient is fighting for his life (Reuters).
We also cannot find any other news sources besides the Israeli newsource claiming that Thomas Eric Duncan has passed away.
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