The newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines two days ago, a day before she reported symptoms related to the deadly virus.
The newest Ebola patient, and the second healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola, was aboard a Frontier Airlines flight on October 13, the day before she reported symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new patient was infected in Dallas, TX and took a flight to Cleveland, OH on Friday, October 10, after already contracting the virus.
The nurse, who previously treated the deceased Mr. Duncan, flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas. The CDC is asking all 132 passengers aboard the flight to call the CDC at 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800-232-4636). Passengers who call and were aboard the flight will be monitored for symptoms and may be interviewed about their encounter with the nurse.
Frontier Airlines crew said that nurse showed no symptoms while aboard flight 1143. Unlike United Airlines, Frontier has removed the aircraft that operated flight 1142 from service pending further investigation by the CDC as to minimize the spread of Ebola to its passengers.
Frontier is said to be working closely with the CDC to contact all passengers aboard flight 1143.
Frontier & CDC confirmed a customer traveling to/frm DFW-CLE on Oct 10 & 13 has tested positive for Ebola. For info: http://t.co/4ks1MhbVME
— Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) October 15, 2014