After announcing Wednesday that they were reaching out to passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13, the flight that the 2nd nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Amber Vinson was a passenger on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late Thursday that they were expanding its outreach to airline passengers that flew from Dallas Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142 on Oct. 10.
CDC is now asking passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1142 Dallas/Fort Worth to Cleveland on Oct. 10 and passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13 to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will interview passengers about the flight, answer their questions, and arrange follow up if warranted. Individuals who are determined to be at any potential risk will be actively monitored.
On the morning of Oct. 14, Vinson reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The CDC confirmed that she tested positive for Ebola Oct. 14 and had traveled by air Oct. 10 and again Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.
Amber Vinson was transferred from the Texas hospital she worked at and treated Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, the 1st Ebola patient ever in the United States, to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment on Wednesday.