'She Was Helpless': Taxi Driver Describes Ebola Patient's Fateful Ride

October 2, 2014 10:50 PM

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'She Was Helpless': Taxi Driver Describes Ebola Patient's Fateful Ride

The path of Ebola to the United States may have started in the back of Jiminez Grugbaye’s taxi. Thomas Eric Duncan, the only patient diagnosed in the U.S., helped load pregnant 19-year-old Nathaline Williams to and from Grugbaye’s taxi in an effort to get her treatment on Sept. 15, he told NBC News. She was turned away from three hospitals and a clinic.

Grugbaye said Williams was bleeding from her mouth, but he was told she bit her tongue and was having a miscarriage, and was reassured that she did not have Ebola. “She was helpless. She, she was not able to walk by herself,” he said. Williams’ family and the others caring for her assisted her. He b...

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