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October 08, 2014

Dallas County Sheriff Now Showing Ebola-Like Symptoms

And he apparently was inside Thomas Eric Duncan's apartment.

The Frisco [a suburb of Dallas, located in Dallas County] patient has been identified as a Dallas County deputy Michael Monnig, who was not one of the 48 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials because he never had direct contact with the patient. Monnig responded and entered Duncan’s apartment.

Obviously, if he has ebola, this is very serious, not just for him, but as far as our understanding of the disease (i.e., the much-repeated claim that it's almost impossible to catch except by direct contact), and as far as our officials' constant reassurances about it.

But we don't know if he has ebola.

Hell I feel awful (fever, other symptoms) and I'm pretty sure I don't have ebola. Who would I catch it from? My Imaginary Friends on TV?

Press conference is slated to start now (two minutes ago).

Fox's livestream of the news conference is here.


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