Dallas Ebola patient dies

The Ebola patient being treated in Dallas has died.

Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas Sept. 26 for treatment.

Texas Health Resources released the following statement:

"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. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a guidance on how to safely handle human remains of Ebola patients in U.S. hospitals and mortuaries.

Note: This article was updated at 10:36 am CDT with the health system's statement.

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