Liberia Wants To Prosecute U.S. Ebola Patient
Liberian officials are planning to prosecute Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient currently isolated in a Dallas, Texas hospital. Before flying out of the country, all passengers must fill out a questionnaire that asks them if they have been around anyone with Ebola. Duncan allegedly answered no to the question, but Liberia's assistant health minister claims that's not true. Duncan was on three different flights, including one from Brussels before landing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area last month.
United Airlines is trying to contact hundreds of people who may have been on flights the Ebola patient in Dallas traveled on. NBC reports the carrier was proactively reaching out to 300-to-400 people and hoped to complete the process in the next few days. Thomas Duncan flew on two United flights, one from Brussels to Washington Dulles and then from Dulles to Dallas-Fort Worth. It hasn't been confirmed what flight Duncan took from Liberia to Brussels but there are reports he took a Brussels Airlines flight from Monrovia.
- A medical doctor says the CDC is "sugar coating" the risk of Ebola spreading inside the U.S. The Atlanta "Journal Constitution" reports Dr. Gil Mobley checked in and cleared airport security this morning wearing a mask, goggles, gloves, boots and a hooded white jumpsuit. He got on a plane at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to protest what he says is a lackluster response by the CDC to word that a man traveled from Liberia into the U.S. while infected with Ebola. (Metro Networks Inc.)