Ebola

Feds Cleared Ebola-Infected Nurse to Fly

What's a little fever among friends?

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A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus.

Amber Vinson, 29, flew from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Vinson told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 Fahrenheit. Since that was below the CDC's temperature threshold of 100.4F, "she was not told not to fly," the source said.