Report: Duncan Released From Hospital With 103 Degree Fever
Medical records released by Thomas Duncan’s family to the Associated Press reveal he was released from the hospital with a fever of 103.
Despite telling a nurse that he had recently been in Africa and displaying other symptoms that could indicate Ebola, the man who would become the only person to die from the disease in the U.S. underwent a battery of tests and was eventually sent home.
Duncan’s family provided his medical records to The Associated Press – more than 1,400 pages in all. They encompass his time in the ER, his urgent return to the hospital two days later and his steep decline as his organs began to fail.
In a statement issued Friday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said it had made procedural changes and continues to “review and evaluate” the decisions surrounding Duncan’s care.[su_csky_ad]