Man taken off flight from Belgium does not have Ebola

October 5, 2014 2:44 AM

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Man taken off flight from Belgium does not have Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday night that the sick passenger taken from United Flight 998 at Newark Liberty International Airport to be tested for Ebola did not have the virus in his system.

The Boeing 777, which had arrived from Brussels, Belgium, with 253 passengers and 14 crew members, was quarantined at the airport after landing at 12:15 p.m. CDC officials in hazmat suits and officers from the Port Authority Police Department boarded the plane, said department spokeswoman Erica Duma...

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