Local paper chooses unfortunate timing for this front page

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Sunday 05 October 2014 13:30

As the United State's first Ebola patient was diagnosed in Dallas after landing on a flight from West Africa, editors of a local paper must have slightly regretted having scheduled this front page.

The date on the page (25th September) suggests the edition probably went to print before the case of Thomas Eric Duncan was known.

"Taste of Africa" was a free event with food, entertainment and sport being held in a local park in Dallas on last Saturday and was being sponsored by the Dallas Weekly.

The paper claims to be the "the most respected, most critically acclaimed and most widely read African American newsweekly in North Texas".

Mr Duncan, who was visiting Dallas to see relatives, had contracted the virus in his home country of Liberia - reports on Saturday suggested he had taken a turn for the worse.

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HT Dallas Observer