This week, a nurse from Dallas, Texas, became the second diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States and the first one to get the disease while in the country. While she's recovering, a new victim
of the virus from the hospital has been tested positive...and then got on a plane!
The nurse was met with the same fate as the previous one, only there's one major difference. This one is working at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and took part in the treatment of the first US Ebloa patient, Thomas Duncan, who passed away a few days ago. Reportedly, the woman was tested positive for the virus, but she got on a plane after being exposed! At the time, there was no indication that she was infected, since the symptomps appeared a day after the flight took place.
The CDC asked the 132 passengers who flew from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth with the nurse to call in and find out if they are in danger of Ebola. Frontier Airlines made sure their plane was utterly clean before returning on service. The company released a statement regarding the incident, saying:
"Customer exhibited no symptoms or sign of illness while on flight 1143, according to the crew. Frontier responded immediately upon notification from the CDC by removing the aircraft from service and is working closely with CDC to identify and contact customers who may traveled on flight 1143. The safety and security of our customers and employees is our primary concern. Frontier will continue to work closely with CDC and other governmental agencies to ensure proper protocols and procedures are being followed."
And the nightmare of Ebola goes on.
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