Skip to comments.US Airlines scramble after 100s of passengers had contact with Ebola patient
Posted on 10/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT by Chgogal
Hundreds of airline passengers were exposed to the Liberian national before he landed in Dallas, last month, as it is revealed that he took at least three flights to get from Monrovia, Liberia to Texas.
Officials announced that Thomas Eric Duncan flew through Brussels to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - but no airlines operate a direct flight from the European capital to Dallas, meaning he had to take a connecting flight in between.
U.S. officials have refused to release details of his itinerary, including which city he connected through - claiming that none of his fellow passengers are at risk.
Several leading U.S. airlines said on Wednesday they were in close contact with federal health officials about Ebola-related travel.
Airlines for America, the industry trade group, on Wednesday U.S. airlines are in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies about helping to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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GROUND THOSE AIRCRAFT.
Keeping secrets about this will only cause wider panic. Democracy depends on a well informed public, but our govt is convinced that it is better to lie and withhold informations..do you need a list?
United (if I remember from discussions on FR) is the one airline that doesn’t clean with a disinfectant. They use Fantastik!
Wonder if/how much insurance will pay for the cleaning.
Because the western medicos who got it in country over there had ALL their possessions BURNED. Even electronics.
Thomas Eric Duncan
To much information will lead to panic, a market sell off, and a march to hang the ones who allowed this happen. They don’t see this as a real threat.
If they can keep it contained in Texas (which is not “real” to many in the beltway) it will be considered a win and we should all shut up and sit down.
Once there is a case in New York, you will see the same people screaming to lock down all air traffic. You will see forced lock downs, mass evacuations, and wall to wall coverage on the press.
He probably knew that there was a high probability that he was infected and he didn’t want to get sick in Liberia. Who could blame him?
Very strange, because living in Liberia, he must have known that he had had serious exposure. So he comes back here and exposes his family (including five children) to it?
And I'm sure Obama made the call....friggin' liar
family member flew on a united out of Dulles five days later
Exactly. I’m not sure why people are angry at him. Perhaps he is stupid for not knowing to turn himself in with a full explanation, but he might just be ignorant. From what I read he was helping a friend get to the hospital which ultimately failed. It seems like ignorance more than anything else.
Possibly an entire continent?
You can't blame him????
But the CDC guys said there was no danger because Patient Zero was not showing any symptoms when on the flight.
So if some guy is banging AIDS infected hookers, knowing he could have AIDS, would you not blame him if he goes out with your daughter for a romp in the hay?
I can’t blame him for wanting treatment in the US vs. dying in Liberia. I can blame him for putting hundreds more at risk.
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