A woman who claims to be the “stepdaughter” of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan told CNN’s John Berman on Friday that she had close contact with her stepfather and ended up calling 911 when he became feverish and sweaty.
However, she also revealed a number of other “shocking” details about her interactions so far with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.
This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)
Firstly, Youngor Jallah claimed she found out that Duncan was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus on the news. She told Berman that no official with the CDC or other agency called to inform her.
“I saw it on the news. No one called me and tell me that step-daddy is positive of Ebola,” she added. “No one called me.”
The woman also said no official provided instructions as to how — or even if — she should clean and disinfect the apartment. Further, Jallah claimed she is still waiting to receive instructions from CDC officials on whether or not she should self-quarantine.
“No one is giving me no instructions and no one is telling me nothing,” she told CNN, later admitting that she is "scared" of contracting the Ebola virus.
“There’s no one to help, only Jesus,” Jallah continued. “We only depending on God.”
Watch Jallah's interview with CNN below: