Ebola patient was on flight just before diagnosis

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DALLAS (CNN) — The second Dallas health care worker with Ebola was on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday — the day before she reported symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Because of the proximity in time between the Monday evening flight and the first report of her illness, the CDC wants to interview all 132 passengers on her flight — Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth, which landed at 8:16 p.m. CT Monday, the CDC said.

2 comments

  • Susan

    Did you ear the one about the nurse who went into a crowded 7/1 and asked the clerk, “Hey can you hurry, I am going to miss my flight!”

  • Maureen Coffey

    While they have belatedly taken up “fever” screening at airports and claim that you are not contagious until you show symptoms (which would mean, the co-passengers were still safe), there is a snag there: patients with a weak immune response show fewer or no symptoms while still being contagious as those with a healthy immune system which revolts and therefore shows “violent” reactions. One such immune deficient person still can infect hundreds of other and not be caught until far too late.

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