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October 7th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Dallas County prosecutor may charge Ebola patient

The man at the center of America's Ebola scare is in critical condition. Thomas Eric Duncan is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis. But there are lingering questions about whether Duncan knew he was exposed to Ebola when he boarded a plane to the U.S.

Now, the Dallas county prosecutor is considering potential criminal charges against him.

CNN's Ed Lavandera is OutFront from Dallas.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Allison

    Well he's dead now so....

    October 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  2. Steve-o

    Kind of a moot point now, isn't it?

    October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  3. williamdotell

    Africa's 1st gift of appreciation to America in recognition of its enslavement of Africans was HIV/aids and now Africa presents its 2nd gift: Ebola!

    Puh-leeese, no more gifts since we've plenty already!

    October 17, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply
  4. EbonyDeth

    Hold off on that court case, Satan incarcerated him already and closed his case like a slammed door. Thanks, Underworld!

    October 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  5. bb8371

    all travel needs to stop out of the area of infection, a selfish decision not to disclose his contact with a patient on the health screening has made it unsafe at a regional hospital. Blaming is not the answer but taking the necessary steps, to prevent further contamination and sending the current patients to Atlanta quarantine are the correct steps. The second patient came down with a fever Thursday and not tested until Tuesday, why the delay ?

    October 15, 2014 at 8:41 am | Reply
  6. Anthony Sotomayor

    Thats really stupid. Press charges on a man that is going to die. This is why this disease is going too cleanup the political nonsense in this country starting with the people that thought about this ridiculous prosecution.

    October 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Reply

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