Neighbors sit in front of the house that Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man now hospitalized in Texas, rented during his stay in Liberia, in Morovia. Since the announcement of his illness, Duncan has become a symbol of how Ebola could spread within the United States. Here in Liberia, though, he is just another neighbor infected by a virulent Ebola cluster ravaging this neighborhood of tin-roof homes.
Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man who brought Ebola into the U.S. or someone close to him, a public-health spokeswoman said Thursday.
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