1. American Ebola patient dies
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died at a Dallas hospital.
“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51am,” the hospital announced.
“He fought courageously in this battle.” reports The Dallas Morning News.
Duncan was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 28.
He initially went to the hospital’s emergency room with symptoms on Sept. 26. He returned in an ambulance two days later and had been in an isolation unit since then. 10 people he had been in contact with are being monitored for signs of the virus.
2. Surrogacy case involving high profile federal politician
A second surrogacy case mirroring that of baby Gammy has come to light.
The ABC have reported that an Australian couple left behind one of the twins born to a surrogate in India in 2012, despite pleas from consular staff to take the baby.
It is understood that they didn’t want the baby because of its gender.
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3. Mother-of-three survives 17 days in bush
A missing Queensland mother has told of her miraculous survival after becoming lost in the bush in FNQ 17 days ago, and living to tell her tale.
Shannon Leah Fraser reportedly survived on creek water, small fish and insects before being found by a farmer yesterday morning.
The Courier Mail reports that the Innisfail woman had lost over 16 kilos. She went for a solo bush walk after her and her partner had been on a ‘bender’ and went to swim it off at a creek.
During her time lost she said she came face-to-face with a giant cassowary and got chased by a 2m freshwater crocodile.
4. Police treat Mayang Prasetyo murder as a domestic violence matter.
QLD Police have appealed for anyone with information about the relationship between Mayang Prasetyo and Marcus Volke to come forward as they say they are treating her violent murder as “ a domestic violence matter.”
“At this present time our investigations are centering on that it’s a domestic violence matter that has become out of hand,” Detective Senior Sergeant Armitt said.
“As part of our investigation we’d like to present to the coroner information regarding the background of the couple, how they interacted with each other and their relationship.