Liberian officials say they will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan, the man diagnosed with Ebola in the Dallas, for lying on his health forms.
CNN: Days before he became the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for a patient with the deadly virus.
Before leaving Liberia, Duncan also answered no to a question about whether he had touched the body of someone who died in an area affected by the disease, said Binyah Kesselly, board chairman of the Liberia Airport Authority.
Witnesses say Duncan had been helping Ebola patients in Liberia. Liberian community leader Tugbeh Chieh Tugbeh said Duncan was caring for an Ebola-infected patient at a residence in Paynesville City, just outside Monrovia.
More from KHOU:
Family members of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan were ordered Wednesday night to stay home or face criminal charges. Four to five people, who are not showing symptoms of the deadly disease at this time, were put under the quarantine by Texas health officials.
The group is not allowed to have any contact with outsiders for 21 days – the incubation period for ebola.
The “control order” — delivered in writing Wednesday night – was given after health officials learned the family members had left their home.
“We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease,” Texas Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said. “This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way.”