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Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas, where he was being treated, has died, hospital officials say.

A statement from the company that runs Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Duncan was in isolation, read:

“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 [local time]. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time.”

Duncan arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 and became ill within days. Read more here http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/08/354577799/dallas-ebola-patient-thomas-eric-duncan-dies-hospital-says

I find it quite interesting how many people are in an up roar about the level of treatment he received, compared to the 2 white doctors that contracted the virus nearly under the same circumstance. Im torn. Because on one end. If the guy would’ve told the truth about his contact with people in Africa. They probably wouldve never let him come over here. And that type of situation is a death sentence. So you do what you have to do, to get back to the States and try to get help. But you risk spreading the disease to millions. So if you were the government, what would you have done ?