US Ebola patient slips from serious to critical condition

OCTOBER 5, 2014

The first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the US has slipped from serious to critical condition in Dallas, while a former Ebola patient was readmitted to a Massachusetts hospital.

The case of Thomas Eric Duncan, who arrived in Dallas from Liberia two weeks ago, has heightened concerns that the worst Ebola epidemic on record could spread from West Africa, where it has claimed 3,400 lives.