October 7th, 2014

AC360 Video: Nima Elbagir Reports From Liberia; New Indication Ebola Victim May Not Have Lied on Travel Forms

Did Thomas Eric Duncan lie on a Liberian Health Authority form about whether or not he had been in contact with an Ebola patient? This question, and others surrounding Duncan’s departure from Liberia and travel to the United States, have been circulating.

Tonight on AC360, CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports that it wasn’t until days after Duncan left Liberia that they began to suspect the pregnant woman who he had helped might have been a victim of Ebola.

Elbagir, who is on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia, confirmed this report with the Liberian health official in charge of contact tracing in this case.

“It could quite possibly be, the Liberian health officials told us, that he didn’t realize he might have contracted Ebola until he walked into that clinic in Texas, Anderson,” Elbagir told Anderson.