Sick passenger investigated for Ebola at Newark airport

October 5, 2014 12:27 AM

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Sick passenger investigated for Ebola at Newark airport

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials scrambled to meet a United Airlines flight from Brussels at Newark Airport on Saturday afternoon, after a passenger believed to be from Ebola-wracked Liberia exhibited signs of the deadly virus.

The queasy passenger — who a law enforcement source said had been vomiting — and his daughter, who appeared to be about 10 years old, were fitted with surgical masks and were walked off United Airlines Flight 998 by CDC personnel in white hazmat uniforms.

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