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(DALLAS) — The remains of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Dallas Ebola patient who passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, were cremated on Friday.

Duncan died on Wednesday, according to hospital officials. He had initially gone to the hospital’s emergency room on Sept. 26, but left the same day. He was then brought back to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sept. 28 in an ambulance and was admitted and kept in an isolation unit.

The hospital released a statement on Wednesday that his body would be enclosed in two bags, which were to be disinfected and cremated.

 A family spokesperson said the ashes will be given to Duncan’s son.

Four of Duncan’s relatives are being monitored for the deadly disease and are in isolation. The family is waiting until after his girlfriend Louise Troh’s incubation period ends to hold a funeral service. Troh, who is referred to as Duncan’s wife by his family, currently has no symptoms of Ebola.

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