The patient, identified by The Associated Press as Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia, arrived in the U.S. on September 20th to visit family. When Duncan arrived in the U.S., he was not symptomatic. In other words, Duncan was asymptomatic, meaning that even though he was not actively manifesting symptoms, he was still contagious.
In addition to local health authorities, the CDC has rushed 10 specialists to Dallas to assist in the assessment, treatment and quarantine of Duncan. The CDC is pulling out the stops in order to give the illusion that they are on top of the problem and nobody has anything to worry about. There are reports coming in from around the country which strongly suggest that the publics' health is not a priority with the CDC and Ebola potentially threatens to spread far and wide because of the CDC's and the Obama administration's inactivity in this matter.
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