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Ebola patient was on flight from Ohio to Texas

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 11:41:35-04

A plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport may have carried an Ebola patient, Frontier Airlines reports.

The plane, being cleaned at a remote runway at the airport this morning, is a Frontier Airlines plane. The airline reported that a patient who flew on flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13 later tested positive for Ebola.
The patient flew into Cleveland Oct. 10 on Frontier Flight 1142, the airline added.
The patient showed no symptoms or signs of illness while on the flight, the crew told the airline. The flight carried 132 passengers.
Anyone who traveled on the flight should contact the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO. Public health officials will begin interviewing passengers about the flight, answering their questions and arranging follow-up. Anyone who is found to be at risk will be monitored.