Ebola patient 'critical' as fiancee asks questions

DALLAS — Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed in the United States with Ebola, remained in critical condition on Sunday night as his fiance asked fresh questions about his treatment and care.

ABC News spoke to Louise Troh over the weekend. The woman who was set to marry Duncan confirmed that she and her children are now at an undisclosed location while waiting to see if they develop any symptoms of the often deadly illness. But her real concern continued to be getting detailed updates on Duncan.

"No, no update with any record I have. They don't update me with anything. They don't tell me nothing," she said. "So why can't ya'll just tell me a little bit about him? He is a relative of me. Why can't they tell me a little bit about him?"

She said Duncan was only able to tell her he was on dialysis.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a brief statement Sunday saying Duncan remained in critical condition.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told News 8 that he thinks the entire city is pulling for Duncan to make a recovery.

"We're all rooting for this guy," the mayor said. "He's our citizen now."

But after Duncan's condition went from serious to critical on Saturday, there were questions about how that recovery was going.

An experimental ZMapp drug that was used to help treat two Americans who contracted Ebola in Liberia, isn't currently available.

The Centers for Disease Control said that of the nearly 50 people thought to have had contact with Duncan, only ten carried even a moderate risk of contracting the disease. In a positive sign, none of them were showing any symptoms as of Sunday.


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