Man With Ebola May Have Lied On Airport Form

October 02, 2014
 

When Thomas Duncan traveled to the United States from Liberia last month, he said on an airport questionnaire that he hadn't had any contact with people infected with Ebola.

That, apparently, was not the case -- and now, Liberian authorities plan to prosecute him.
 
He's being treated in a Dallas hospital, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. And Texas health officials have ordered four members of his family to stay inside their Dallas home.
 
Federal and Texas health officials are reaching out to about 100 people to determine if they have had contact with the Ebola patient.
 
But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden says they've only identified a handful of individuals so far who may really have been exposed and therefore will be monitored.

Story source: AP