UPDATE: 2nd Ebola patient traveled state to state by plane


By CBS46.com

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -The Frontier Airlines plane carrying a nurse who tested positive for Ebola traveled to airports in Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta before being grounded in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Amber Vinson, the second Dallas-area nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola, boarded Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport on Monday evening, landing at 8:16 p.m. The plane remained grounded overnight in Dallas, when Frontier says it received a thorough routine cleaning.

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While Vinson arrived at Texas Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday morning with a low-grade fever, that plane departed Dallas for Cleveland. From there, the plane made a round trip between Cleveland and Ft. Lauderdale’s Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The plane then made a round trip between Cleveland and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world.

Vinson tested positive for the Ebola virus on Tuesday night.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) then notified Frontier officials of the situation. The plane has since been grounded in Cleveland.

The CDC is asking passengers who flew on flight 1143 to contact them at 1-800-232-4636.

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