Plane detained in Las Vegas over fears passenger had Ebola symptoms
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.