Liberia to Prosecute Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan
The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. was identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan.
Thomas Eric Duncan, identified by a former employer and seen in this undated Facebook photo, is the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States. (ABC)
Liberian officials announced Thursday they would prosecute Duncan for lying on his airport questionnaire.
ABC News reported:
Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.
With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have had contact with anyone infected.
On the questionnaire obtained by The Associated Press, Thomas Eric Duncan answered ‘no’ to those questions.
Neighbors say Duncan had helped a sick pregnant woman who later died of the disease. Her illness at the time was believed to be pregnancy-related.