Marine Enters 'Voluntary' Ebola Quarantine After Flying With Infected Nurse

Marine Enters 'Voluntary' Ebola Quarantine After Flying With Infected Nurse

An active duty Marine entered voluntary Ebola quarantine upon finding out he was on Frontier Flight 1143 with from Cleveland to Dallas with an infected nurse. 

The Marine is stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. He will be quarantined for three weeks. 

According to Military Times, the Marine “is related to a student attending Lake Pointe Elementary School in Fort Worth” and a letter informing the school parents of the situation has been sent out. A “notice” has also been posted to the school’s website. 

On October 15 Yahoo News reported that nurse Amber Joy Vinson “phoned the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” to say she had a fever of “99.5” before boarding the Frontier flight but was not prevented from flying. This although she had “cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.”

Roughly 24 hours later, “Vinson was placed in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian.”

The Marine who flew on the same flight with Vinson was on leave at the time. His identity is not being revealed “to protect the family’s privacy.”

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