Health-care worker Amber Joy Vinson, who is being treated for Ebola, reportedly knew she had a low-grade fever before she boarded a plane on Oct. 13 from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas, authorities say – and the plane she took continued to carry passengers to three states before it was cleaned. Vinson flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT. According to KTVT-TV, that same plane was used for five more flights before it was removed from service Tuesday. Those flights included:
A return flight to Cleveland,
Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL),
FLL to Cleveland,
Cleveland to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL),
and ATL to Cleveland.
Fox News reported the plane that transported Vinson was then cleaned twice and put back into service for a flight to Denver, Colorado, Wednesday.
“Although she (Vinson) did not report any symptoms and she did not meet the fever threshold of 100.4, she did report at that time she took her temperature and found it to be 99.5,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden. More