This is gross. After a second nurse contracts Ebola and gets on a plane, the CDC is now looking for the 132 passengers aboard that plane. Check it out…
Amber Jay Vinson, the second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola, had a lo-grade fever and boarded a flight from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas, anyway – just hours before she was hospitalized with the deadly disease.
Now, CDC officials are trying to track down all 132 passengers who were aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on Monday with Ms Vinson over fears they could all have been exposed to the virus.
Ms Vinson traveled home to Ohio to plan her wedding and visit her mother last Friday, despite being one of the 76 medical workers from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital under observation by the Centers for Disease Control.
She had treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola ‘patient zero.’ Health officials say she was told she was at risk for exposure to the disease but flew on a commercial airline anyway.
Everyone who was on board the plane is urged to call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) so that they can be interviewed by CDC doctors to determine who is at risk for possible exposure to Ebola.
Ms Vinson is currently in stable condition at Texas Presbyterian Hospital, though doctors are preparing to transfer her to an infectious disease ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
She flew home to her family in Northeast Ohio on Friday, despite CDC advice that says people being monitored for Ebola should stay away from public transportation, officials said.
‘She should not have traveled on a commercial airline,’ CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden said in a news conference today.
Read more: Daily Mail