NIH Official Says Sending Thomas Eric Duncan Home Was A 'Tragic Mistake'

Nov 21, 2014
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At a National Press Club luncheon, Dr. Anthony Fauci with the National Institutes of Health said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital made a mistake sending Thomas Eric Duncan home with a fever. Fauci was part of the team that treated Dallas nurse Nina Pham in Maryland after she contracted Ebola from Duncan.

Source: Dallasnews

WASHINGTON - The Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola should have admitted him the first time he sought treatment, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. "The situation with Mr. Duncan was very unfortunate," said Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

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