The Dallas Ebola Apartment: Hazmat Team Sanitizes Dallas Apartment Five Days After Diagnosis, Ten Patients Classified ‘High Risk’

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It took the hazmat team five days to get there. Why weren’t they there day of diagnosis?

The family of an Ebola patient who were quarantined in an apartment over fears they could have contracted the deadly infection have been relocated to a secret location after their home was finally decontaminated.

The group, who were in the property where Thomas Duncan was staying before he was hospitalized, are now believed to be moving on to a property donated by a friend of Dallas’ mayor, reports suggest.

Health officials have said 10 people in the area are now considered to be ‘high risk after coming into contact with the infected patient while another 40 are being monitored closely in case symptoms arise.

A woman, a man and a boy were seen being led away officials behind black sheets set up by hazmat teams to seal the house earlier today.

Cleanup crews were able to decontaminate the apartment by collecting bed sheets, towels and a mattress used by the infected man before he was hospitalized, as well as a suitcase he is believed to have brought back from Liberia.

Louise Troh, her son Timothy Wayne, 13, nephew Oliver Smallwood, 21, and his friend Jeffrey Cole, have been legally ordered to stay inside the Dallas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan became contagious last weekend.

Sana Syed, a spokesman for the city of Dallas, said it had been hard to find a place for them to stay as no one had wanted to put them up.

According to ABC News,  the hazmat team also found that Duncan had slept on every single mattress in the house, not just the one that had been previously assumed.

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