October 10th, 2014
10:24 PM ET

How sick was Thomas Duncan when he was sent home from the hospital?

There are serious questions about Thomas Duncan's treatment for Ebola. The missteps seemed to begin with a Dallas hospital's initial decision to send him home without realizing his symptoms were caused by Ebola. Now, we are learning that he may have had a fever that was as high as 103-degrees during that first trip to the emergency room. Ed Lavandera has the latest.

Anderson discussed the hospital's actions with former CDC disease detective Dr. Seema Yasmin and Dr. Peter Shearer, Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

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  1. pauhamilt2014

    What in the world is president Obama doing? There needs to be a travel ban in place. He is putting our entire country at risk and for what? Ebola is not just a contact spread virus, it is obviously droplet spread and respiratorily transmitted if it can be spread through sputum then it can be spread through a cough or sneeze. And why hasn't a federal plan been put into place? local Community hospitals are not set up to treat a deadly virulent virus like this. They do not have hazmat type protective equipment and there are no decontamination chambers. Military bases should be set up to treat ebola patients and in one CENTRAL location. Why are we treating all these patients in different cities? It's almost like the government purposely wants to spread this all over. The democrats are looking like idiots and fools. For heaven sake I can be as liberal as the next person but there is a difference between liberal and stupid.

    October 11, 2014 at 3:58 am |

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