Friday, 10 October 2014

Quarantined Delta Aircraft - Breaking News

Breaking news   -     Las Vegas.   Six ambulances have surrounded a plane this at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas amid reports that a passenger on a Delta flight from New York is showing symptoms similar to Ebola.

Delta Airlines Flight 495 from JFK is at Terminal 1, Gate D42 is the focus of the medical response. A source says at least three people are ill.

UMC spokeswoman D’Anita Cohen says the hospital has been contacted by the airport about two unconfirmed cases of Ebola-like symptoms. They have not been moved, yet. Cohen says the hospital is ready to place them in their two isolation rooms. 

McCarran spokeswoman Christine Crews said the flight was quarantined at the gate "after reports that a passenger who had recently traveled in Africa vomited on board the aircraft.

"Clark County Fire Department, the Centers for Disease Control and the Southern Nevada Health District have responded. After a thorough assessment, it has been determined that the affected passenger does not meet the criteria for Ebola."

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