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Letter: Releasing public details about Ebola

A medical worker wears a protective suit inside

A medical worker wears a protective suit inside an isolation room equipped to handle people inflected with the Ebola virus at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York on Oct. 8, 2014. Credit: EPA / Justin Lane

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital ["A bid to halt Ebola," News, Oct. 9]. He entered the United States after lying on his airport screening form about his contact with Ebola patients.

The Centers for Disease Control gave United Airlines, but not the public, the carrier and flight information. United Airlines did the right thing and released that information.

I'm sure the airline felt a responsibility to Duncan's fellow passengers -- unlike our government.

Ray Lahovitch, Port Jefferson Station