CDC Officials Meet Flight After Passenger Shows Possible Ebola Symptoms

A United Airilines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of Ebola.

The passenger was traveling with his daughter on United Flight 998 and both were removed from the plane by CDC crew in full hazmat gear.

Other passengers remained on the plane while the two were being removed.

“Upon arrival at Newark Airport from Brussels, medical professionals instructed that customers and crew of United flight 988 remain on board until they could assist an ill customer,” the statement said. “We are working with authorities and will accommodate our customers as quickly as we can.”

From Brussels …

Well, I bet that got the other passengers’ attention. :rolleyes:

It probably made for a rather exciting conclusion to the flight . . . and many a solemn vow to cease flying altogether. Now, if only they can survive the next few weeks . . . :rolleyes:

I bet! Just think sitting there and having someone taken off the flight by guys in full hazmat gear!

After the passenger in question was off the plane and it was determined he was not contagious, the rest of the passengers were allowed off, a source with knowledge of the situation told ABC News.

It wasn’t determined that he was not contagious! According to the link you provided, the ER was closed to patients for four hours and the patient is being treated as if he has Ebola. He does have nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms. I would be praying and worried if I had been on that flight! As a former ER RN with a physician husband, we aren’t sure exactly how they could have determined someone wasn’t contagious- especially that quickly!! The whole thing is scary. Prayers for all involved.

Since ebola has the same vectors as HIV, it is those who shared bodily fluids with him who are at risk. May the Lord have mercy on him, and on the soul from whom he received the virus.

If that’s really true then why are the medics in full hazmat gear when they great or treat someone suspected of it. You’d think a mask and gloves would be sufficient. God Bless, Memaw

This is going to be a stressful couple of months at the airports.
They will want to nip this in the bud before Thanksgiving travel. Hope they come up with a plan soon.

Kansas City Quarantine, they aren’t saying for what the person is being quarantined for:


KCTV5 reports an apartment building in Kansas City, MO. is being sealed off Saturday night, and a source close to KCTV5 says it’s because a person who lives there is sick with something contagious.

Police at the apartment building told KCTV5 that all or part of the medical facility the person was taken to is now quarantined as well. The person was taken to Rockhill Research Hospital. No one at the hospital will confirm what the person has at this time.

Sealing off the apartment building, sounds serious, doesn’t it.

Yes. Will this be a daily occurence now?

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