If you haven't seen this yet, it's potentially pretty grim.

I hope they're ok. :( Also, the patient has been identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man visiting US relatives, and he TOLD the hospital staff he was visiting from Liberia.

In a news conference Wednesday, Dr. Mark Lester confirmed that a nurse asked Duncan on his first visit whether he had been in an area affected by the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa.

"A checklist was in place for Ebola in this hospital for several weeks. That checklist was utilized by the nurse, who did ask [the] question [if the patient had been to Africa,]" Lester said. "[...] Regretfully, that information [was not shared] with the full team."

He was then sent home with antibiotics after being diagnosed with a "low grade viral disease."