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Ebola Patient's Nephew: I Had to Call CDC

The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, wasn't properly treated for the infection until after his nephew contacted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported. Duncan was first sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 26 when he sought care for a fever and abdominal pain. Two days later, he returned in an ambulance when Duncan's nephew, Josephus Weeks, called the CDC to "get some actions taken, because I was concerned for his life and he wasn't getting the appropriate care," he told NBC News. The CDC referred him to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which spoke to him and then took appropriate action, he said. Read »
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This is not West Africa, this is a very sophisticated city, a very sophisticated hospital. The chances of it being spread are very, very small.  

— Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services on the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the ability of the city of Dallas to respond to it.
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