In a new part of the story that reads like a movie script, we learn this afternoon that the second Dallas health care worker to test positive for Ebola took a flight on Monday from Cleveland to the Dallas area the day before she reported symptoms of the disease. Why didn’t the State of Texas issue clear instructions on travel for those under observation?????
The health care worker, identified as Amber Joy Vinson, reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated a short time later at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. CDC says that the risk of exposure for the traveling public should be “extremely low.” She did not vomit nor was she bleeding.
However, the C.D.C. was reaching out to passengers on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning. On checking the Frontier website this afternoon, there was no information anywhere about the possible exposure. If your company was just called out as a potential source, what would you do? What is your plan for this type of event?