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Nurse with Ebola warned CDC of high temperature before boarding flight

The second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US warned health officials of her high fever before boarding a flight from Cleveland to Dallas, according to a report today from Bloomberg. Officials say the chance of transmission is low, though they are nevertheless contacting at least 132 people who flew on the same Frontier Airlines flight, as well as three people she saw during her stay in Cleveland.

The nurse, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, was among those who provided care to Ebola patient Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Before flying back to Dallas after a three-day stay in Cleveland, she informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that she had a temperature of 99.5 degrees. CDC…

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Source: theverge.com

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