New Ebola Patient Was on Flight From Cleveland Monday

There were 132 passengers aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1143
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2014 10:44 AM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2014 10:57 AM CDT
New Ebola Patient Was on Flight From Cleveland Monday
A flier that was distributed to residents of the Village Bend East apartments in Dallas, where a second health care worker tested positive for Ebola, is shown on Oct. 15, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)

The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola in Dallas did so on Tuesday night, having developed a fever that morning; on Monday night, that worker had been on a plane. Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 departed from Cleveland with 132 passengers aboard and landed in Dallas/Fort Worth at 8:16pm local time. KERA News reports that the CDC is asking all passengers on that flight to call 1-800-232-4636. Beginning at 1pm ET today, they'll be interviewed and then monitored if necessary. Per the CDC, "The healthcare worker exhibited no signs or symptoms of illness while on Flight 1143, according to the crew."

As for the plane itself, Frontier says it "remained overnight at the airport having completed its flying for the day, at which point the aircraft received a thorough cleaning per our normal procedures, which is consistent with CDC guidelines prior to returning to service the next day. It was also cleaned again in Cleveland last night." The patient flew from Dallas to Cleveland on Oct. 10. (Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital allege the hospital was woefully unprepared to deal with Ebola.)

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