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Ebola: Second infected US Health Worker was on Aircraft with 132 People

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Amber Vinson

Yesterday, BN brought you the news that another health worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, had tested positive for the disease.

The patient has been identified as 29-year-old Amber Vinson, CNN reports.

Before she arrived at the hospital with Ebola symptoms, she was reportedly on a commercial plane that had 132 people on board.

Tom Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, is saying that Vinson should never have boarded the flight. However, another federal official stated that no one at the CDC had tried to prevent her from getting on the flight.

According to reports, prior to getting on the plane from Cleveland to Dallas, she had called the CDC to inform them that she was experiencing an elevated temperature of 99.5 Fahrenheit, and they didn’t tell her to skip the flight.

Frieden stated that there is an “extremely low” risk to the rest of the 132 passengers that were on the plane. But as a precaution, CDC is contacting everyone who was on the flight for further investigation.

 

5 Comments

  1. dotty

    October 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

    gangan!!!! osule…..

  2. bunmi

    October 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This is really getting serious….

  3. lyn

    October 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    what i would like to see them do, is colour their country red like they did Nigeria . Now they would know its a global problem.

  4. chi-e-z

    October 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Why is that lady’s picture there? The second victim is asian american.

  5. chi-e-z

    October 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    oh sorry said second infected u.s.health worker. That’s the thing about this virus that freaking scaes me.It’s killing mostly health care workers

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