Ebola inTexas - If you take a travel history - use it!

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Friday, 3 October, 2014

Mr Thomas Eric Duncan told staff at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas that he had recently come from Liberia. He had presented with low grdae fever and abdominal pain. Unfortunately, this very important travel history was ignored and he was sent home with antibiotics.

Thomas was subsequetly diagnosed with Ebola to earn the distinction of being the first naturally introduced case of Ebola in USA.

This delay in diagnosis has put others' lives at risk. Let's hope that no secondary cases occur.

Travel history is important. Do not ignore it!

Read the story at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/ebola-us/index.html

Posted by Rick Speare