Governor Rick Perry of Texas has expressed fears that 18 Americans might have Ebola after an infected man was sent home from a hospital without proper testing
The United States of America has now recorded its first case of Ebola after an infected Liberian arrived in Texas on September 20.
State Governor, Rick Perry has revealed fears that 18 Americans may have the virus after the patient, identified asThomas Eric Duncan, came in contact with 5 children who attended four different schools in Dallas.
CNN reports that despite coming from an Ebola-ravaged country and showing symptoms of the disease, Mr. Duncan was only sent home with antibiotics after visiting the Texas Health Presbyterian on September 26.
The children he came in contact with are however showing no symptoms of the disease but they are being monitored at home.
Some members of Mr Duncan’s family, who he was in the US to visit, are also being observed. The patient himself is currently under quarantine at the same hospital and he is said to be in serious but stable condition.