Dallas County Deputy In Contact With Duncan’s Apartment Taken To Hospital
A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy in Frisco who said he was feeling ill and who had been in the apartment of Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died Wednesday of Ebola, has been hospitalized.
NBC 5 has confirmed the man is Sr. Sgt. Michael Monnig with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Chris Dyer with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Association said the symptoms exhibited were not Ebola-like, but because Monnig was feeling ill and had been at the apartment, he was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian out of an abundance of caution.
At 12:32 p.m., Frisco dispatch received a call from CareNow in the 300 block of Main Street, “regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola,” according to a news release from the City of Frisco.
“This patient had reported that they initially had been in the apartment of the initial Ebola patient in Dallas and had some contact with family members,” Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland said Wednesday. “I’d like to emphasize that at this time our information is that they had not had contact with the patient, but family members, and they had also been inside the apartment.”
Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.