Workers in hazardous material suits step out of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
A Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas has died, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday.
"It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am," said the statement from Texas Health spokesman Wendell Watson.
"Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle."