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October 16th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

Nurse may have been ill days before Ebola diagnosis

Officials say that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse with Ebola, may have had symptoms of the virus as early as last Friday, three days earlier than previously reported.

If accurate, many more passengers could have been exposed to Ebola during her flight home to Cleveland from Dallas on Friday. Also at risk are Vinson's bridesmaids whom she spent hours with at a crowded bridal shop in Ohio.

From bridal shop to Ebola ward: Who is Amber Vinson?

The bridal party and workers at the bridal shop are being monitored for symptoms. County health officials in Ohio are also asking anyone who may have shopped at the bridal shop that Vinson visited on Saturday, October 11th to contact health officials immediately.

Vinson did call the CDC to report a low-grade fever before her return trip to Dallas on Monday, a trip that the CDC did not stop her from taking.

Susan Candiotti has more OutFront.


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  1. e instone

    WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU GO TO THE SHOP AND TAlk with a potential Ebola victim and not use caution and protect yourself and the cameraman from this virus? Are you now monitoring your temperature?

    October 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  2. Kate Lavery

    I don't understand how Mr Duncan's family lived with him when he was very sick and so far at least they are okay, but nurses in protective gear and after the diagnosis contacted the disease. It's very confusing.

    October 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm | Reply

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