Liberia to prosecute US Ebola man

2014-10-03 05:00
A man who gave his name only as 'Joe' and stated he was the brother of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan talks to members of the media in front of a home in Kannapolis. (Chuck Burton, AP)

A man who gave his name only as 'Joe' and stated he was the brother of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan talks to members of the media in front of a home in Kannapolis. (Chuck Burton, AP)

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Monrovia - Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have had contact with anyone infected.

On the questionnaire obtained by The Associated Press, Thomas Eric Duncan answered 'no' to those questions.

Neighbours say Duncan had helped a sick pregnant woman who later died of the disease. Her illness at the time was believed to be pregnancy-related.

Binyah Kesselly, chair of the board of directors of the Liberia Airport Authority, told reporters on Thursday that Duncan will be prosecuted when he returns to Liberia.

Read more on:    thomas eric duncan  |  us  |  liberia  |  ebola  |  west africa

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