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Fort Worth firm cleans up apartment of Ebola patient

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DALLAS (AP) — A cleanup crew with yellow protective hazardous-materials suits has entered a Dallas apartment where a man infected with Ebola stayed before being hospitalized.

Members of the Cleaning Guys of Fort Worth pulled into the complex Friday with a 36-foot trailer hauling safety equipment, respirators and decontamination materials.

Dallas County Fire Marshal Robert De Los Santos says the crew will collect soiled linens, a mattress and the suitcase and personal items belonging to Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

He says they will be placed in industrial barrels then taken to a storage facility. They will then be hauled for disposal once authorities receive the proper permit to transport hazardous materials.

The family of four that lives in the apartment is quarantined and will remain there as the decontamination is done.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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