Thomas Eric Dun­can’s tem­per­a­ture spiked to 103 de­grees dur­ing the hours of his ini­tial visit to an emer­gency room, a fever that was flagged with an ex­cla­ma­tion point in the hos­pi­tal’s record-keep­ing sys­tem,

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his med­i­cal records, ob­tained by the As­so­ci­ated Press, show. Dun­can was the first Ebola case di­ag­nosed in the U.S. 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 so far from the dis­ease in the U.S. un­der­went a bat­tery of tests and was even­tu­ally sent home by Texas Health Pres­by­te­rian Hos­pi­tal Dal­las.

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