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ER doctor discusses role in Ebola patient’s initial misdiagnosis

12/8/2014

Dallas Morning News
By Reese Dunklin and Steve Thompson

​Dr. Joseph Howard Meier was well into his overnight ER shift when he first saw the patient.

The man complained of a headache and abdominal pain. Meier looked him over, checked his vital signs and ordered tests. After a few hours, Meier diagnosed him with sinusitis, prescribed antibiotics and sent him home.

That night at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas would become part of U.S. medical history.

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