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Family taken from flat shared with Ebola patient

October 3, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas family that lived in an apartment where a Liberian man fell ill with Ebola has been moved to a different home.

The family of four was seen being led from the apartment late Friday afternoon. They were placed in a Dallas County deputy’s patrol car and driven away. Their destination was not known.

Meanwhile, a hazardous-materials team worked through the day to decontaminate the home.

Thomas Eric Duncan was visiting from Liberia and staying with the family when he got sick. He was taken away by an ambulance Sunday. Duncan tested positive for Ebola and is in serious condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Liberia has been one of the countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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