Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S state of Texas has died of the virus.
Report reaching VibeGhana.com has it that Duncan died at the hospital early Wednesday morning. He was 42-years-old.
Duncan traveled to the United States from Liberia last month and upon arrival developed Ebola like symptoms.
On September 28, he was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after a Ebola test on him came back positive.
Since then, the state of Texas and offcials from the CDC have stepped up efforts to trace any person who might have had a direct contact with Duncan in an effort to contain the virus in its tracks.
Texas has placed all the people who had a direct contact with Duncan under orders to remain in their homes for 21 days.
They have also been told they can not have any visitors into their homes during this period until it can be certain that they did not get infected with Ebola.
Duncan is survived by his Son, father and partner Louise Troh.
It is expected that Duncan’s body will be cremated after it goes through disinfecting process.