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October 6th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

Ebola's possible flight path into the U.S.

CDC officials quarantined all 255 passengers aboard a flight Saturday from Brussels to Newark Airport in New Jersey after a passenger began vomiting on the flight. It turns out that passenger had connected to the flight from Liberia.

State health officials now say the passenger does not have symptoms related to Ebola, but the incident ignited new fear about how, in the right circumstances, the virus could spread further.

Thomas Eric Duncan flew from Monrovia, Liberia to the U.S. with a connection in Brussels.

Tom Foreman is OutFront.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
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  1. Marc

    I have worked for Public Health for seven years and have been through specialized training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL for responding to CBRNE incidents which include biological threats to the public. I have been following the Ebola threat closely and I haven't heard anyone reference any decontamination process the medical teams are performing that is to happen immediately after contact or treatment of patients. Usually, the decontamination protocol is a mix of chlorine and water delivered via spray showers. I would be shocked if no decontamination protocol is currently implemented, but this could explain the reason for so many medical staff infections.

    October 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Reply

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