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CDC is investigating a vomiting passenger at Newark, NJ, airport. Believed to be from Liberia

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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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I know there are an abundance of Ebola threads but some of the new information may get lost in the mix.

I thought this was watching.

CDC Officials to Meet Newark Plane Carrying Sick Passenger: Authorities


Health officials were called to Newark Liberty International Airport to meet a plane on the runway Saturday, after a passenger began vomiting while en route from Brussels, officials said.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on their way to meet the plane Saturday afternoon after it landed at Gate 54, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The plane, United Flight 990, was carrying 255 people.

The incident comes amid concerns that the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa could be spread by international travelers. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States went to a Dallas hospital last week but was mistakenly sent home, despite revealing he was visiting from Liberia. U.S. health care officials have said the American health system is equipped to prevent an outbreak in the U.S.

The CDC and United Airlines did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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This was such a good find, Mr. Limpet. S&F
The Brussels connection took me by surprise...ha! I've been living in the pandemic forum at ats for months. Sheesh. :-)
Will keep watching this thread!


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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I could be wrong, but it's more likely that this person was simply sick or had too many stale airline peanuts.

Hopefully we do not overreact to this Ebola issue and keep instilling fear and panic.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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At least the're paying attention to the threat a bit now.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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Welp, If positive for the virus, and somehow spreads... Then I'm going to have to move. I live about 15 minutes away from that airport D:



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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UPDATE


CDC officials have removed passengers from a plane that landed in Newark Saturday afternoon following a possible Ebola scare.
United flight 998 from Brussels landed at Newark Airport and has been met by Centers for Disease Control officials based in Newark after passengers on board, believed to be from Liberia, exhibited possible signs of Ebola.

The flight was scheduled to land around noon.

Officials with the CDC removed two passengers from the plane. A man had been traveling with his daughter and both were removed by a CDC crew in full HAZMAT gear. Other passengers remain aboard.

The airline issued a statement confirming that crew needed to assist an ill customer. "Upon arrival at Newark Airport from Brussels, medical professionals instructed that customers and crew of United flight 988 remain on board until they could assist an ill customer. We are working with authorities and will accommodate our customers as quickly as we can," said a statement from the airline."


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

The good news so far ... they only say he was vomiting. No mention of fever or those 'red ebola eyes'. Chances are he just got sick on the food or 'air sick' from the plane going up and down. It happens. If they say he's got a fever ... then I"ll be more concerned.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
I could be wrong, but it's more likely that this person was simply sick or had too many stale airline peanuts.

Hopefully we do not overreact to this Ebola issue and keep instilling fear and panic.


Well, I know one thing for sure. I'll bet for the passengers on that plane who are under a quarantine type situation? Panic, is probably one of their emotions that is running rampant.......


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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Oh, I imagine so.

The authorities could put a stop to all of this if they just cut-off flights in and out of Liberia. Why take the chance of this spreading globally?


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
I could be wrong, but it's more likely that this person was simply sick or had too many stale airline peanuts.



Hopefully we do not overreact to this Ebola issue and keep instilling fear and panic.


I would prefer over-reaction. If people are allowed to leave those countries with little more than a questionaire (that can be lied on) and a temp check (that can be defeated with doses of ibuprophen), we have to over-react.

This failure to secure borders is a liberal backlash against the laws put in place to protect the public against HIV, laws that went well beyond what was required to secure public safety. Some of those laws that barred people entering the country with the condition went well beyond what they needed to. They were struck down finally in 2008 (Canada in 2007) even though some countries (Austrailia, China for two) still bar entry to people with that condition.

The reluctance to repeat that injustice will kill many I am afraid, as Ebola can be spread simply by them being here, no criminal actions required beyond a simple lie.

Economy be damned. This is national security and public health, those are priorities, and if there are injustices done, we will have to correct them later, rather than commit a more serious injustice against our own population. If I have to strip and get diddled and porno-scanned every time I go to the airport because terrorists commandered airplanes 13 years ago, I would expect that same level of scrutiny, IF NOT HIGHER, with those coming here from the infected regions.

Unless the plan is to wait until it is endemic here, and only THEN terrorize the general public with the same types of scrutiny used against air travellers within this country now - uh...wait...but that IS the plan I am afraid. Nothing but sheer stupidity explains the actions of the CDC and Obama.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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Great, another possible Ebola case, arriving right on time for that winter cold and flu season. I feel bad for the other passengers on that airplane.

Let's hope he's just got the flu or ate some bad food and doesn't have Ebola...



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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United flight from Brussels. Sounds familiar... *rolls eyes*, Let's hope NJ learns what not to do from Texas.
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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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I'm sure if it was bad peanuts the plane wouldn't be quarantine. I think there's been a serious lack of panic from government officials over Ebola. Far too much hubris. As good as our medical facilities are it won't take much for them to be completely overrun.

As I said in the other thread, travel visas from the infected nations should be revoked unless travelers are quarantined.

Imagine the carnage if this thing hits India.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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Guessing we'll see even more of this now. Will proper not inept measures be taken if it gets too close to the TSA? Affected people are fleeing because they are turned away from care in their country's crowded hospitals. Or is that just the half of it? Encouraged to do so? Recall the news warning- take an Ibuprofin, fever-less, low symptoms and you'll be able to board.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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Photo: Immigration staff on United flight from Brussels at Newark, NJ, airport after CDC removed sick passenger - @paul_chard63


Drama on the flight from BRU, pax taken off by CDC, we are stuck on the plane, Immigration staff now on!



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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Its good to see everybody is taking the necessary precautions before boarding the airplane. Those little blue gloves are going to do a lot of good.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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here is important part of that story " but Port Authority officials confirm he was not infected with the virus." how did they determine that so fast???



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Exactly. And how come some tests come back quickly and some take days? Unless some part of it is total BS.


And the tests themselves are subject to false negatives. That Sawyer guy from Minnesota who worked for/in Liberia originally tested negative.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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Good advice here if you must fly



Avoid the Aisle

io9.com...



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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According to everything I have seen, the tests for the Ebola virus take 24 to 48 hours.

Maybe they checked his temperature? :-[

Anyone know if the patient in Dallas was exhibiting signs of fever the first time he went to the hospital? He apparently didn't when he boarded the plane.

BTW ~

Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is now in critical condition, hospital says - @RyanWoodDFW



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