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Thu Oct 16, 2014, 11:26 AM

38. She checked first w/ CDC re a slightly elevated temp; they told her she could fly.

Let's put the blame where it belongs - the CDC. Nurses and nurses' unions around the country are raising hell because, contrary to the feel-good, don't-worry-your-little-head PR of the CDC, the hospitals and nurses DO NOT have the requisite training and protective gear/equipment to handle an Ebola patient. This woman checked with the CDC, and as the CDC spokesman so ingeniously put it, she "wasn't told she couldn't fly."
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-nurse-told-cdc-slightly-elevated-temperature-flight/story?id=26218029
Second Ebola Nurse Told CDC About Slightly Elevated Temperature Before Flight
Oct 15, 2014, 9:56 PM ET
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
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Digital Reporter
via Good Morning America

PHOTO: Amber Joy Vinson, the second Texas nurse to test positive for Ebola, is seen in this 2003 Firestone High School Yearbook Photo.
Amber Vinson, Second American Infected With Ebola

The second nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola told the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention she had a slightly elevated temperature prior to flying to Dallas from Cleveland, Ohio, but wasn't "told she couldn't fly" since she didn't meet the threshold for a fever, a CDC official told ABC News.

Amber Vinson, 29, a nurse at the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient had died, was identified today as the second health care worker at the hospital to contract the deadly virus. She told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 degrees, which is below the 100.4 reading for a fever.

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