Dallas Ebola Patient Not Receiving Experimental Treatment Right Now, CDC Says

October 5, 2014 6:07 PM

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As far as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials know, Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is not receiving any experimental treatments for his illness, they announced Sunday.

There is a second experimental option available for Duncan, but it "can be difficult to use and can make someone sicker initially," CDC Director Tom Frieden said on Sunday. Therefore, it's up to Duncan, his family and his treating physician whether to use this treatment, Frieden said.

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