Plane detained in Las Vegas over fears passenger had Ebola symptoms

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LAS VEGAS — A plane at McCarran International Airport was locked down amid reports that a passenger on a flight from New York had Ebola symptoms.

KSNV-TV reports that six ambulances surrounded a Delta plane and the University Medical Center had been told to stand-by for patients.

Less than two hours later, it was determined that the passenger did not meet the criteria for Ebola.

McCarran Airport posted the following to their facebook page:

“Delta flight #495 from John F. Kennedy Airport landed at McCarran International Airport at approximately 10:55 a.m. this morning and was subsequently 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 responded. At this time, it has been determined that the affected passenger does not meet the criteria for Ebola, and passengers and crew will be allowed to deplane.”

This is a developing story. FOX 4 will have more information, as available.

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8 comments

  • Tessla

    The symptoms of ebola:
    Headache.
    Joint and muscle aches.
    Sore throat.
    Weakness.
    Stomach pain.
    Lack of appetite.

    symptoms of flu:
    fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
    A cough and/or sore throat.
    A runny or stuffy nose.
    Headaches and/or body aches.
    Chills.
    Fatigue.
    Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

    If we’re now locking down airports for symptoms, that’s just silly.

    • Cheryl

      It may seem silly, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. And we don’t want people calling the airline’s racist because they didn’t treat what turns out to be ebola as an ebola case. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  • KMEL

    Let’s just keep allowing travel from Africa… That way we can up our chances of having an Ebola breakout! Yes I do know this plane came from New York, but there has been too many mistakes with air travel, hospitals, and the way the “authorities” are covering this..

  • wake up

    Shutting down a air port is not stupid. It is very necessary they should shut them all down and be I in any public place u should have to wear a face mask point blank period! This is serious people are mind less and think because were 1st world we can’t end up to the point where people are dying on the street. Money technology is not real it is not natural. All people boil down to one race and we most certainly as in much risk as those in africa!!!! We r not Better or exempt some how. This is very real. Just one person who has it amd they are hiding it because there scared could wipe out thousands!!!! #protect urself kuz they wont

  • Nathaniel Jackson

    My hypothetical thinking here… If I were a CEO of an airline, I would for the safety of my employees, the passengers and business sever ties with my hub in Africa and state we will not provide air service.

    While I understand the United States government is doing every thing possible to keep this at bay, or out of the country. It does not help that Africa is the new Mexico border and they are coming here. There are many other countries that need to help.

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