Dallas hospital admits mistakes in treating Ebola patient

In written testimony to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dr. Daniel Varga of Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas says, ‘We are deeply sorry.’ (Update)

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Fears of a full-on Ebola outbreak in the United States are growing by the day.

Two schools in the Cleveland area canceled classes Thursday because a nurse who has been diagnosed with the disease flew on the same Frontier Airlines plane as a school staffer. President Obama has canceled travel plans to stay at the White House and oversee crisis control.

Congress is looking for answers as to how two nurses got infected, and why officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital sent home Thomas Eric Duncan—who would later die of Ebola—when he first came to the hospital with symptoms and said he was from Liberia.

In written testimony to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Dr. Daniel Varga, the hospital’s chief clinical officer, said, quite simply, “We made mistakes.”

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