DALLAS (TheBlaze/AP) — A homeless man who may have had contact with the lone Ebola patient in the United States has been located, authorities said.
The man, who needs to be monitored, was located Sunday a few hours after officials first said he was missing, Dallas city spokeswoman Sana Syed said.
He's not considered part of the group of 10 people who definitely had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
Members of the haz-mat clean-up company work on sanitizing the apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before being admitted to a hospital on October 5, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The first confirmed Ebola virus patient in the United States was staying with family members at The Ivy Apartment complex before being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. State and local officials are working with federal officials to monitor other individuals that had contact with the confirmed patient. (Image source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Rather he's part of a larger group of 38 people who may have been around Duncan when he was showing symptoms of the disease, authorities said Sunday.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins previously called this man a "low-risk individual."
In the following report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden said Sunday that Duncan has taken a "turn for the worse" in his fight to recover from the potentially-deadly virus: