Remains of Ebola victim who died in US cremated

AP News
Posted: Oct 10, 2014 8:22 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The remains of a man who became the first person to die of Ebola in the United States have been cremated.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services announced the development involving the remains of Thomas Eric Duncan in a terse email Friday. Spokeswoman Christine Mann did not say when, where and by whom the remains were cremated.

Also Friday, items feared contaminated by Duncan's disease were incinerated in Port Arthur.

Duncan died Wednesday after a weeklong hospitalization after developing Ebola symptoms at a Dallas apartment.

Duncan carried the deadly virus with him from his home in Liberia.