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The second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola after treating U.S. ‘patient zero’ Thomas Eric Duncan received permission from the CDC to get on a commercial flight with a low-grade fever on Monday.
That shocking confirmation by the CDC was revealed as nurse Amber Joy Vinson, 29, landed in Atlanta, Georgia to receive treatment at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, in the same quarantine unit where American missionaries Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were cured.
Miss Vinson was one of the nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to treat Duncan when he was admitted a second time on September 28, in the first ‘high-risk’ days.
But on October 10, Miss Vinson left the Dallas area to plan her upcoming wedding in Cleveland, Ohio. Before her return flight on Monday, the nurse noticed a spike in her temperature and called the CDC several times to see if she should get on the plane.
When she finally got through to a CDC representative, she was cleared since her 99.5F fever was beneath the 100.4 threshold.
‘This nurse, Nurse Vinson, did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of high risk,’ CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports.
CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden admits that was the wrong call.
Read more: Daily Mail