Ebola Patient May Have Been Symptomatic When She Flew

Ebola Patient May Have Been Symptomatic When She Flew

This article was originally posted at Reuters.com.

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Frontier Airlines said six crew members were placed on paid leave for 21 days “out of an abundance of caution,” after learning that a nurse who had treated an Ebola victim may have been symptomatic when she flew on the airline earlier this week.

The leave affects two pilots and four flight attendants aboard flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13, which carried a Texas nurse who later tested positive for the deadly virus, Frontier said in statement late Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control had informed the airline Wednesday that the nurse “may have been symptomatic earlier than initially suspected, including the possibility of possessing symptoms while on board the flight,” the statement said.

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