Ebola Today: Not Everyone Who Vomits on the T Has Ebola; Suspected Case in Conn.

October 16, 2014 5:26 PM

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• 12:45 p.m. EST: Don’t panic if someone throws up on the T. Around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the MBTA alerted passengers that the Orange Line train was suspended between Back Bay and Ruggles stations “due to a medical situation.” A woman was reported to be throwing up. Boston Public Health Commission spokesperson McKenzie Ridings told Boston.com that Boston EMS was called to evaluate a woman who was ill on the Orange Line. She was taken via ambulance to Boston Medical Center. Service resumed on the T by 8:41 a.m. according to the MBTA.

Transit Police told Boston.com that a bystander called 911 around 11 a.m. saying “there’s a woman from Liberia here and she has Ebola.” Both claims were wrong. Boston EMS responded and asked the woman routine medical questions and determined she was of Haitian descent.

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