Gist: US fear Ebola - Calls for tougher screening measures after the JFK death  (Read 2777 times)

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 US congressman is calling for tougher protocols in dealing with suspected Ebola cases after a “vomiting” man on a flight from Nigeria to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport allegedly died before the plane landed.

In a letter addressed to the US Department of Homeland Security, Republican Peter King described an incident where the man, who had reportedly boarded a flight from Lagos, was taken ill on Wednesday night.

The passenger began vomiting and died before the flight landed, the New York Post reports.

The flight crew contacted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the federal customs officials and Port Authority police, who met the plane when it landed at 6am on Thursday morning.

A “cursory” exam by the CDC found the man was not thought to have Ebola, Mr King told the Post.

“The CDC went on the plane, examined the dead body and said the person did not have Ebola,” he said. “It was what I was told a cursory examination.”

More: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/ebola-us-congressman-calls-for-tougher-airport-screening-after-passenger-allegedly-dies-on-plane-to-new-york-jfk-30672180.html


 

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