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A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seen where patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated for the Ebola virus on October 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had traveled from Liberia to Dallas marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seen where patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated for the Ebola virus on October 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had traveled from Liberia to Dallas marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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The first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola has died.

The Dallas hospital that had been treating Thomas Eric Duncan since late last month confirmed his death today.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released the following statement this morning:

It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 a.m.

Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle.

Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time.

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  • Eric Aasen, digital news editor at KERA. He tweets @aasen.

This segment aired on October 8, 2014.

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