Ebola Virus Scare In Jefferson County

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jefferson County health officials do not believe the "Ebola" virus is the reason a man from Istanbul got sick during a flight from Chicago to Istanbul. First responders were called to the Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham about 3:30 this afternoon. They were told the man began vomiting during the flight and as a precautionary measure; the emergency crews wore full hazmat suits.They tookt he man off the plane and isolated him. Eventually, the passengers and crew members were taken off the plane and decontaminated .After evaluating the man and his travel history, health officials said they do not believe he is at risk for Ebola.

 

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