Amber Vinson, the Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola early Wednesday morning, reportedly travelled Monday on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas, just one day before she started to show symptoms of the virus.
Frontier Airlines 1143 flight landed in Dallas Monday night. Vinson reportedly was not showing any symptoms of the virus—she claims she first came down with a fever on Tuesday—during the flight, though the airlines is working with the CDC to contact anyone who was on board.
CDC is asking all 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from CLE to DFW on 10/13 to call 1-800-CDC-INFO: http://t.co/FVa0P8pjpM
— CDC (@CDCgov) October 15, 2014
UPDATE 1:09 pm: At a press conference this afternoon, CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said Vinson "should not have traveled on a commercial airline." He also said she had "extensive contact" with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Texas Ebola patient who died last week, and that she will be transferred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.
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