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The plane carrying a Dallas health care worker who contracted the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport and the worker is on her way to Emory University Hospital.
ABC News has confirmed the patient’s identity as Amber Vinson.
Vinson is the second health care worker to be infected after treating a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola last week at a Dallas, Texas area hospital.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says Vinson traveled to Ohio before she knew that the first nurse had been diagnosed. She was undergoing self-monitoring at the time.
Vinson flew to Cleveland on Friday, the same day a colleague, nurse Nina Pham, was hospitalized. Pham's diagnosis with Ebola was disclosed on Sunday.
A spokeswoman told Nexstar Broadcasting that the patient hasn’t traveled outside the country recently but did have contact with someone who has been to one of the three African countries in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
Central Texas students on flight with nurse who has Ebola
BELTON, Texas (KCEN/KXAN) — A letter went home to parents of Sparta Elementary School and North Belton Middle School in Belton on Wednesday saying a student from each school were aboard the Frontier Airlines flight that was carrying Ebola-victim Amber Vinson.
“This afternoon we were made aware that one of our students traveled on Frontier Airlines Flight #1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday and attended classes on Tuesday and Wednesday,” the letters read.
The students are considered low risk because they didn’t have close contact with Vinson on the plane. After consulting with local and state health officials and the CDC, the district says there is no imminent risk to the rest of the children.
“While we anticipate some parents keeping their kids home from school on Thursday, we’re encouraging parents and students to come to school,” said Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon.
The district said in a news conference later in the day that the students are not a risk to the public and will be allowed to return to school Thursday.
originally posted by: k3d59
a reply to: Starling
Uh... speaking of travelers-
Obama: I Hugged and Kissed Ebola Healthcare Workers
Being reported on multiple sources.