Ebola scare has air travelers concerned

The latest developments in the Ebola scare have air travelers concerned about their safety. Many fliers News 12 spoke with at JFK Airport say they are leery of flying, especially after a second health

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2014, 6:49 AM

Updated 3,506 days ago

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Ebola scare has air travelers concerned
The latest developments in the Ebola scare have air travelers concerned about their safety.
Many fliers News 12 spoke with at JFK Airport say they are leery of flying, especially after a second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
That worker, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas before he became the first person to die from Ebola in the U.S. The day before Vinson started showing symptoms of the deadly virus, she was on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Dallas.
The Center for Disease Control's director says Vinson should not have been on the flight.
The CDC says 132 people were on that Frontier Airlines Flight and each one will be interviewed and potentially monitored.
As News 12 has reported, screening for Ebola has been stepped up at five airports in the U.S. including JFK. The new procedures include taking the temperatures of passengers arriving from West Africa.
JFK Airport flagged more than 90 arriving passengers for further evaluation, but none were determined to have Ebola.


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