The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rushed to Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger believed to be from Liberia showed symptoms of Ebola.
According to ABC, the man traveling with his daughter on a United Airlines flight from Brussels was reported vomiting as they landed in New Jersey. They were both removed from the plane by a CDC crew in full Hazmat attire. The remaining passengers have been allowed to leave
after being quarantined on the Boeing 777 at Gate B54 for nearly two hours after landing at about noon, according to FlightAware’s activity log.
Reports claim the passenger was found to be noncontagious after initial examinations. The man is believed to have flown from Liberia via Brussels, Belgium – the same route taken by Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan is now being treated for the disease in Dallas, Texas, and 10 people linked to him have been classed as ‘high risk’.