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DALLAS (RNN) – Authorities say a man diagnosed with Ebola came into contact with five children in Dallas.

Mike Miles, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent, said the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the patient.

The Associated Press reports that additional health and custodial staff will be at the five schools the students attend.

AP identified the patient as Thomas Eric Duncan. When and for how long he had contact with the children was not known. The children, however are being monitored.

Duncan told medical personnel on his first visit to the hospital he was from Liberia, but was turned away. His sister, Mai Wureh, tells the AP her brother was asked for his Social Security number, but said he did not have one because he was from Liberia. Wureh said the hospital sent him home with antibiotics.



Article Courtesy of RNN and WOIO 19 Action News

Picture Courtesy of TWC News Buffalo/CNN, RNN and WOIO 19 Action News

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