- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The brother of an Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas says family members are concerned about his health and are praying for a speedy recovery.

Wilfred Smallwood, who lives in Phoenix, says his brother recently came to the U.S. from Liberia to be with his girlfriend and child.

Thomas Eric Duncan has been hospitalized since Sunday.

Smallwood, who hasn’t seen his brother in nine years, says he hoped to visit but was told he couldn’t.

Four of Duncan’s close relatives have been told by Texas officials to stay home after flying in from Liberia. They have shown no symptoms, but must stay home until at least Oct. 19 when the incubation period passes.

Ebola can be spread through close contact with bodily fluids of someone who has symptoms, but not through the air.

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