Oct 15, 2014 1:23 PM

2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) A top federal health official say a Texas health worker should not have been flying aboard a commercial airline after being exposed to Ebola.

The worker was diagnosed with the virus Wednesday, and officials are now contacting other passengers on the plane.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the risk to other passengers was low because the worker showed now symptoms while onboard.

The worker is the second to be infected after treating a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week at a Dallas hospital.

Frieden says the health care worker traveled to Ohio before she knew a nurse had been diagnosed with Ebola.

He says the worker should not have traveled by air because she had been exposed to Ebola.


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