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Texas Ebola case exposes readiness gaps: Our view
USA Today

When Thomas Eric Duncan walked into a Dallas emergency room last week, he might as well have been wearing a sign shouting: “Ebola.” He had flown in from virus-ravaged Liberia. He told a nurse where he was from. He was suffering from flu-like symptoms. Everything hospitals have been warned to watch for.

Yet, he was examined, given some antibiotics and sent home — only to return by ambulance three days later, deathly ill with the nation’s first reported case of Ebola.

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