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Ebola Horror: Infected Nurse Flew U.S. Airline

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:10
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CDC tracking down passengers for possible exposure



Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, speaks to reporters Wednesday with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, speaks to reporters Wednesday with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

NEW YORK – Only hours after the Centers for Disease Control reassured the American public the health-care procedures at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas were adequate to contain Ebola, CDC announced a second health-care worker who treated the “index patient,” Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia, has been diagnosed with the disease.

At an early morning press conference in Dallas, hospital officials admitted they are “learning as they go” as concerns mount nationwide that the CDC may not have fully understood how Ebola is transmitted and that CDC protocols may be inadequate.

CDC, nevertheless, said in an early morning press release Wednesday, “As we have said before, because of our ongoing investigation, it is not unexpected that there would be additional exposures.”

The nurse, however, identified as 29-year-old Amber Jay Vinson, took a flight from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Monday, the day before she reported symptoms.

Frontier Airlines said in a statement it was notified by CDC at 1 a.m. Wednesday that a customer on a flight Monday later tested positive for Ebola.

Flight 1143 landed at 8:16 p.m. local time in Dallas-Fort Worth and “remained overnight at the airport having completed its flying for the day at which point the aircraft received a thorough cleaning per our normal procedures which is consistent with CDC guidelines prior to returning to service the next day.”

The airline said the plane also was also cleaned again in Cleveland Tuesday night. Previously the customer had traveled from Dallas Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142 on Friday.

The CDC said in a statement that because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, it is asking all 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Oct. 13 to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636).

Public health professionals will begin Wednesday afternoon interviewing the passengers about the flight, answering their questions and arranging follow up.

Health officials have interviewed Vinson, who lives alone with no pets, to identify any contacts or potential exposures. Confirmatory testing was being conducted at CDC while decontamination was under way at the patient’s Dallas apartment.

Only yesterday, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden once again insisted to reporters that CDC protocols are sufficient to control the Ebola outbreak in the United States and West Africa, if they are followed precisely 100 percent of the time.

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  • TombRaider

    Yep, it’s true. She was infected, contagious, then flew will a planeload of unsuspecting people….

  • James Craik

    The Spread of Ebola through this method is nothing compared to the Mandatory Mass Vaccination Program that is about to be implemented. The media is spreading the fear and panic while President Obama has stated the Ebola Epidemic is a “National Security Issue”. The Ebola Vaccine (VSV-EBOV) is now being tested by the U.S. Military in a Clinic involving 40 people (?) It will be soon distributed to Africa, Europe and North America.
    See my website at the bottom of the page under Blog Categories click Health for approved and effective Natural Medicines that are widely available. Also see “The Vaccination Conspiracy”.

  • Widetracker

    Please read: “The Way home or face The Fire”.

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

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