Ill traveler who worked with Ebola patients taken to HUMC

January 20, 2015 12:18 PM

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Ill traveler who worked with Ebola patients taken to HUMC

A woman who worked in Sierra Leone with Ebola patients was taken off a United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport in a hazmat suit Monday afternoon and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center after she exhibited a high fever and vomited on the flight, government officials and law enforcement sources said.

Port Authority police in hazmat suits boarded the plane, which originated in Brussels, and the woman was removed to an ambulance waiting on the tarmac about 3 p.m., said a law enforcement source. Passengers on the plane were given forms to fill out and told that authorities wanted to make sure they ...

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