Good lord, this Ebola ish is getting really, really real.
Here’s the latest. As we reported earlier, a second Dallas health-care worker – identified as Amber Vinson – has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
However, what’s scary is that Vinson traveled Monday on a Frontier Airlines flight. Because of that, health officials announced Wednesday they are contacting passengers from the flight to alert them as a precaution, reports USA Today.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking all 132 passengers from Frontier flight 1143, which flew 3:59 to 5:41 p.m. Monday from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth, to call the CDC at 800-232-4636.
Public health officials are interviewing passengers and answering their questions. Anyone determined to be at risk will be monitored.
The health-care worker exhibited no symptoms on the flight but developed a fever the next day. The worker had cared for Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Oct. 8 from Ebola.
Read more at https://www.eurweb.com/2014/10/report-amber-vinson-2nd-ebola-patient-travelled-on-airline-flight-monday/#btCpGqUDytQ2OZP5.99