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Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan has died

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, has died, the hospital that had been treating him said Wednesday.

The CDC last week confirmed Duncan tested positive for Ebola after returning to the states from Liberia. And over the weekend, the hospital said Duncan had slipped from serious to critical condition.

Duncan flew from Liberia to the U.S. on Sept. 19, and began showing symptoms of Ebola a few days later. Though he checked into a hospital for treatment Sept, 26, he was initially sent home before returning two days later in an ambulance.

After being admitted to the hospital a second time, it took another week for Duncan to receive an experimental drug, brincidofovir, according to Duncan's family.

The CDC is monitoring several people who came into contact with Duncan after he arrived in Texas, though to date none have shown signs of infection.