Gov. Rick Scott calls on CDC to help prevent Ebola in Florida

October 16, 2014 11:25 PM

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Gov. Rick Scott calls on CDC to help prevent Ebola in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday called on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reach out to passengers on a plane that apparently carried an Ebola patient the day before it stopped at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

“The CDC has already admitted that they have been slow to respond to developing cases of Ebola, and we do not want to take any risk of Ebola coming to Florida,” Scott said in a statement. “Their immediate action to contact all these passengers is essential to explaining any potential health risks to...

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