Mannen som ble syk av ebola under et besøk i Texas, var i kontakt med 18 mennesker de to dagene han var ute av sykehuset, før han igjen ble innlagt.
I denne peridoen så naboer ham stå utenfor blokka og kaste opp. Han var svært syk.
Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.
«His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place,» resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition.
The hospital cited the man’s privacy as the reason for not identifying him, but the New York Times gave his name as Thomas Eric Duncan.
Texas health officials said that up to 18 people, including five children, had contact with the Ebola patient after he traveled to the United States from Liberia in late September. The children had gone to school early this week but have since been sent home and are being monitored for symptoms.
Barna blir holdt hjemme fra skolen, men alle spør seg om de er smittet og følgelig kan ha smittet andre. Myndighetene krysser fingrene, men går det galt kan følgene bli store. Aksjer på flyselskaper og hotellbusiness falt onsdag. Ebolaepidemi vil garantert gi utslag i folks reiselyst.
Menneskelig feil lå bak da mannen ble utskrevet fra sykehus. Han hadde sagt at han kom fra Liberia, men informasjonen nådde ikke frem.
The patient had initially sought treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital late on Thursday and was sent home with antibiotics rather than being observed further, even though he told a nurse he had recently returned from West Africa. By Sunday, he needed an ambulance to return to the same hospital, where he was admitted.
A nurse asked about the travel as part of a triage checklist and was told about it. “Regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full teams. As a result, the full import of that information wasn’t factored into the full decision making,” Texas hospital official Mark Lester said.