Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the US, has died. And federal officials are beginning to screen for high fevers at five airports.

+ NYT: Life, death and grim routine fill the day at a Liberian Ebola clinic. And from Bloomberg, a first-person account from a doctor in the hot zone.

+ In Spain, officials have euthanized Excalibur, a dog owned by the nurse who is the first person to get Ebola outside of Africa. The move drew protests and more than 325,000 people had signed a petition posted by the woman’s husband. A Basque politician responded with this Tweet: “One dog in Madrid has generated more mobilization and news than thousands of deaths from Ebola in Africa. Something to reflect on.”

+ “The virus is unlikely to spread widely beyond this one case in Dallas, Texas. But Ebola anxiety, on the other hand, is so far proving to be a highly contagious thing.” From NY Mag: Ebola fears are triggering mass hypochondria.

+ The Ebola story is certainly triggering mass comparisons: “Is Ebola the ISIS of biological agents? Is Ebola the Boko Haram of AIDS? Is Ebola the al-Shabaab of dengue fever? Some say Ebola is the Milosevic of West Nile virus. Others say Ebola is the Ku Klux Klan of paper cuts.” Teju Cole: What It Is.