Dallas Hospital Backpedals On Reason For Releasing Ebola Patient

October 4, 2014 4:12 PM

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, which is currently treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan for the Ebola virus, has revised the explanation it offered earlier this week as to why it had initially released Duncan after his first visit to the hospital on Sept. 25. Duncan later had to be brought back to the hospital by ambulance on Sept. 28.

In a statement released Thursday, the hospital said that Duncan had told a nurse that he had traveled to Africa within the last four weeks, and that the nurse followed protocols by entering that information into the hospital's electronic health records system.

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