Ebola

Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola Wasn't Supposed to Fly

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A second Texas nurse who has tested positive for Ebola violated infection control guidelines by flying on a commercial jetliner from Cleveland to Dallas the night before she arrived at the hospital with a fever, officials said today.

"Because at that point she was in a group of individuals known to have exposure to Ebola, she should not have traveled on a commercial airline," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "From this moment forward, we will ensure that no individual monitored for exposure undergoes travel in any way other than controlled movement," he said referring to non-public transportation, such as a personal car or chartered flight.

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