Friday, October 17, 2014

Frontier Airlines are trying to hunt down dozens of Floridians

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- Right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Frontier Airlines are trying to hunt down dozens of Floridians who flew on the same plane as Amber Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola.

Altogether, the CDC is trying to get in touch with hundreds of people on multiple flights, including two flights that involved Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.

Vinson is the second nurse to catch Ebola in America.

She was not on the plane at the same time as the Ft. Lauderdale passengers.

Vinson flew to Dallas on the plane Monday night. Then on Tuesday, the same jet took passengers from Cleveland to Ft. Lauderdale and back to Cleveland, and later between Cleveland and Atlanta.

At that point, the CDC notified Frontier and the airline grounded and quarantined the plane.

Doctors say the risk to these passengers is extremely low. Vinson was not showing any signs of Ebola beyond a low fever, and patients have to have symptoms to transmit the virus.

Plus, any fluids she may have left behind almost certainly would have dried up by the next day. For more on how long Ebola can live on surfaces, check out the facts about Ebola.

Still, if these passengers know, they can monitor their health and talk to their doctors.

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