CDC Finally Gets Around to Noticing Ebola Patient Was on a Second Flight

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

All the talk has been about Amber Vinson flying from Cleveland to Dallas and the authorities trying to track down other passengers on the Frontier Airlines flight. It finally occurred to the idiots she also flew from Dallas to Cleveland. Now they’re on it!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants to speak with passengers on a second Frontier Airlines flight after a Dallas-nurse was diagnosed with Ebola just a few days after she flew home from Cleveland.

The nurse, Amber Vinson, called the CDC before her trip to Cleveland after she developed a low-grade fever, but the agency approved her travel.

After reports that she may have shown symptoms on her flight back to Dallas, the CDC asked those passengers to contact the agency. But in a release Thursday night, the CDC expanded that notification to include passengers on Vinson’s flight to Cleveland. The agency said that it wants to interview passengers and that “individuals who are determined to be at any potential risk will be actively monitored.”

Ebola is contagious once an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms, so the CDC wants to keep tabs on anyone that could have come into contact with Vinson when those symptoms began. She traveled to Cleveland on Oct. 10 and returned on Oct. 13, the day before she reported her symptoms to the CDC.

Really gives you a lot of confidence, huh?

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