Ebloa- Frontier Airlines
Breaking News- CDC searching for 132 passengers on flight from Cleveland to Dallas
October 15, 2014  //  By:   //  Health & Science, US News  //  Comments are off

by Carol Thompson

The second Dallas healthcare worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola had traveled on a plane from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she reported the symptoms.

The CDC wants to interview all 132 passengers who were onboard the same Frontier Airlines Flight 1143.

In a press release, Frontier Airlines stated, “On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.

Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of the illness the following morning, CDC is  reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13.

The CDC is asking passengers from the flight to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636).

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About the Author :

Carol Thompson is a veteran investigative reporter residing in central New York. She spent 23 years with a local newspaper, The Valley News, before leaving for the Syracuse New Times, and now, VNN. Thompson has won dozens of first-place awards for investigative reporting and was the 2006 recipient of the Syracuse Press Club’s prestigious Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award. Thompson’s reporting has resulted in the arrest of public officials and has prompted policy changes. She uncovered two money laundering schemes that traveled the globe and resulted in the indictments of several developers.

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