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Health Care Worker with Ebola Traveled by Plane Before Showing Symptoms

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CLEVELAND, OH - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the second health care worker to contract Ebola at a hospital in Texas, traveled on an airplane the day before she reported her symptoms. 

The Cleveland Hopkins Airport has now sent a Frontier Airlines plane to a remote runway. Authorities believe the woman may have been on the plane earlier this week. 

The woman reported having a fever on Tuesday, and was immediately sent into isolation at the hospital. The CDC says she didn't exhibit any signs or symptoms of the illness while on flight 1143 on Monday, according to the flight crew.  

Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, the CDC is reaching out to the 132 passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13th. It landed that night at 8:16 p.m. 

If you were on that flight, call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1 800 232-4636). 

After 4 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight, answering their questions, and arranging follow ups.

Individuals who are determined to be at any potential risk will be actively monitored. Frontier is working closely with the CDC to identify and notify passengers who may have traveled on that flight.

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