Co-workers: Dallas patient Duncan knew he had Ebola, came to U.S. ‘to survive’

Co-workers: Dallas patient Duncan knew he had Ebola, came to U.S. ‘to survive’

[Ed. – So, keep in mind, this means the crass, barbaric Rush Limbaugh was exactly, 100% right, about both Mr. Duncan and the likelihood of people who are sick with Ebola trying to get out of the hot zones, and make their way to countries with more advanced medicine.  They’re not going to just lie down and accept their fate rather than put other people at risk.]

A Liberian man who traveled to the United States four days after having contact with a symptomatic Ebola victim in Monrovia “knew he had Ebola,” according to his former boss, who said he abruptly left his job before the incident.

In interviews with the Liberian Observer, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, both Thomas Eric Duncan’s former boss, Henry Brunson, and an unnamed coworker agree that they believe Duncan knew he had Ebola when he boarded a plane out of Monrovia with a final destination in Texas. Brunson noted that, having come into contact with a pregnant woman who died hours after her interaction with Duncan, he knew of his disease. “If he were in Liberia, he was going to surely die,” Brunson told the paper, saying he was “glad” that Duncan was in a country with adequate medical resources.

Duncan worked as a driver for Brunson at the FedEx contractor SafeWay Cargo until mid-September. …

Another unnamed source, described as a FedEx worker in Monrovia, told theObserver that Duncan knew he had Ebola, as well. “A source at FedEx in Monrovia said Mr. Duncan apparently knew he was suffering from the disease and that his best chance of survival was reaching to the United States,” writes author Omari Jackson, “a position that a family source denied, when we sought confirmation.” The Observer notes that the departure to America, for the source and others consulted, appeared a “desperate attempt to survive.”

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