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Ebola in Texas - 09 Oct 2014
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The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever.

Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital, 11 days after being admitted on Sept. 28.
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 07, 2014
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil,...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
The mother of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, attends a news conference with Reverend...
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, attends a news conference with Reverend Jesse Jackson (R) in Dallas, Texas October 7, 2014. Duncan remains in critical condition, he is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis, the Dallas hospital treating him said on Tuesday. At left is Duncan's nephew Josephus Weeks. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 07, 2014
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil,...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Relatives of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, attend a news conference in Dallas
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, and Duncan's nephew Josephus Weeks attend a news conference in Dallas, Texas October 7, 2014. Duncan remains in critical condition, he is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis, the Dallas hospital treating him said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 07, 2014
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil,...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
The mother of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, holds hands with Reverend Jackson...
Nowai Korkoyah, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, holds hands with Reverend Jesse Jackson in Dallas, Texas October 7, 2014. Duncan remains in critical condition, he is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis, the Dallas hospital treating him said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 09, 2014
(L to R) Steve Oriabure, Eric Williams, a candidate for US Congress district 30, and Dr. Richard Nwachukwu...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Steve Oriabure, Eric Williams, a candidate for US Congress district 30, and Dr. Richard Nwachukwu hold...
(L to R) Steve Oriabure, Eric Williams, a candidate for US Congress district 30, and Dr. Richard Nwachukwu hold a prayer vigil at The Ivy Apartments following the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan from Ebola, in Dallas, Texas October 8, 2014. Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning, a hospital spokesman said. He had been staying at the Ivy Apartments before being admitted to hospital. REUTERS/Brandon Wade (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 09, 2014
Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted, is seen in Dallas,...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted, is seen in Dallas,...
Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted, is seen in Dallas, Texas October 8, 2014. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian national Duncan, died Wednesday morning, a hospital spokesman said. REUTERS/Brandon Wade (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 06, 2014
Neighboring people watch a man in a hazardous material suit work on cleaning the apartment unit where...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Neighboring people watch a man in a hazardous material suit work on cleaning the apartment unit where...
Neighboring people watch a man in a hazardous material suit work on cleaning the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to develop Ebola in the United States, was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital heightening concerns of the worst Ebola epidemic on record and has killed more than 3,400 people. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH SOCIETY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 06, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to develop Ebola in the United States, was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital heightening concerns of the worst Ebola epidemic on record and has killed more than 3,400 people. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY DISASTER)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 06, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to develop Ebola in the United States, was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital heightening concerns of the worst Ebola epidemic on record and has killed more than 3,400 people. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH SOCIETY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 06, 2014
Workers in hazardous material suits clean up after removing the contents of the apartment unit where...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Workers in hazardous material suits clean up after removing the contents of the apartment unit where...
Workers in hazardous material suits clean up after removing the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to develop Ebola in the United States, was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital heightening concerns of the worst Ebola epidemic on record and has killed more than 3,400 people. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH SOCIETY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment unit...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment unit...
A worker in hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse on Saturday, slipping from serious to critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as health officials reported tracking scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks out from the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks out from the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the...
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks out from the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared not to be receiving any of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. medical official said. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks on from a balcony as they remove the contents from the apartment...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks on from a balcony as they remove the contents from the apartment...
A worker in a hazardous material suit looks on from a balcony as they remove the contents from the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared not to be receiving any of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. medical official said. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment...
A worker in a hazardous material suit is sprayed down by a co-worker after coming out of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit arrives at an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit arrives at an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola...
A worker in a hazardous material suit arrives at an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 05, 2014
A worker in a hazardous material suit sprays down the door of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker in a hazardous material suit sprays down the door of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed...
A worker in a hazardous material suit sprays down the door of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (L) gives directions to one of the people at the apartment unit where...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Dallas County Judge Jenkins gives directions to one of the people at the apartment unit where Duncan,...
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (L) gives directions to one of the people at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been staying, in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
One of the people who was in the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
One of the people who was in the apartment unit where Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola...
One of the people who was in the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying, leaves the building in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
Workers wearing hazardous material suits arrive at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Workers wearing hazardous material suits arrive at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the...
Workers wearing hazardous material suits arrive at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
One of the people who were in the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
One of the people who were in the apartment unit where Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the...
One of the people who were in the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been staying, leaves it in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (R) escorts the people who were at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Dallas County Judge Jenkins escorts the people who were at the apartment unit where Duncan, a Liberian...
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (R) escorts the people who were at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been staying, into his car in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
A man leaves the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Man leaves the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus...
A man leaves the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been staying, in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
A worker wearing a hazardous material suit puts up a tarp at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan,...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Worker wearing a hazardous material suit puts up a tarp at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan,...
A worker wearing a hazardous material suit puts up a tarp at the apartment unit where Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen diagnosed with the Ebola virus, was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA-CLEANUP
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October 03, 2014
A hazardous materials cleanup trailer enters the apartment complex in Dallas, Texas October 3, 2014 where...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A hazardous materials cleanup trailer enters the apartment complex in Dallas
A hazardous materials cleanup trailer enters the apartment complex in Dallas, Texas October 3, 2014 where a Liberian man with Ebola stayed. The process of decontaminating the apartment is expected to take three hours. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
A person peeks out from within the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A person peeks out from within the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying...
A person peeks out from within the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
A man passes a bag, delivered by the Red Cross and the North Texas Food Bank, in to the apartment unit...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A man passes a bag, delivered by the Red Cross and the North Texas Food Bank, in to the apartment unit...
A man passes a bag, delivered by the Red Cross and the North Texas Food Bank, in to the apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments complex where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, October 2, 2014.

REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
A hand can be seen holding a thermometer at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A hand can be seen holding a thermometer at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus...
A hand can be seen holding a thermometer at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
A worker power-washes the sidewalk in front of the apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A worker power washes the sidewalk in front of the apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed...
A worker power-washes the sidewalk in front of the apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
A Red Cross worker delivers food to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A Red Cross worker delivers food to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with...
A Red Cross worker delivers food to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying, in Dallas, October 2, 2014.

REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola...
Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 01, 2014
A security guard waits in front of an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, October 1, 2014....
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A security guard waits in front of an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas
A security guard waits in front of an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 03, 2014
A Red Cross worker delivers bedding materials to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments, where a man...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A Red Cross worker delivers bedding materials to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments, where a man...
A Red Cross worker delivers bedding materials to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 01, 2014
A student walks past Emmet J. Conrad High School in Dallas, where a fellow student came into contact...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Students are dismissed from Conrad High School where a fellow classmate who was in contact with a man...
A student walks past Emmet J. Conrad High School in Dallas, where a fellow student came into contact with a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 02, 2014
Students leave Tasby Middle School, where a fellow classmate who was in contact with a man diagnosed...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Students leave Tasby Middle School, where a fellow classmate who was in contact with a man diagnosed...
Students leave Tasby Middle School, where a fellow classmate who was in contact with a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been removed from school in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 01, 2014
A general view of The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
Dallas, UNITED STATES
A general view of The Ivy Apartments in Dallas
A general view of The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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October 01, 2014
A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
Dallas, UNITED STATES
General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas
A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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