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Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson told CDC she had slight fever before boarding flight and was not told she could not fly, official says - @nbcdfw
Vinson had been self-monitoring and was reporting her temperature to CDC epidemiology teams routinely.
The federal government spokesman who spoke with NBC News said that Vinson called the CDC on Monday before flying from Cleveland back to DFW on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143, and she reported that she had a temperature of 99.5 degrees.
According to the government spokesperson, when Vinson called in, the staff she talked with looked on the CDC website for guidance. At the time, the category for "uncertain risk" had guidance saying that a person could fly commercially if they did not meet the threshold of a temperature of 100.4.
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. [Source]
While the message from the President is 'keep calm and avoid bodily fluids', it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate:
*DALLAS COMMISSIONERS TO DECLARE LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER TOMORROW: NBC-TV*DALLAS COUNTY CONSIDERS DECLARING STATE OF DISASTER FROM EBOLA*DALLAS DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLAN
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
originally posted by: SomePeople
a reply to: Raxoxane
They're erring on the side of trying not to upset the bleeding heart, liberal do-gooders who will have us all exposed for the sake of saving a few.
Seriously? Using this to bolster a political agenda or slam one? Unbelievable.