|The US CDC has announced the public transportation route used by the nation's first infected Ebola patient. Employee's have been alerted. Sunsequent to the announcement the US stock market reacted with a downward course of airline stock sales. Today's post is shared from thehill.com/
The first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the U.S. flew on a pair of United Airlines' flights last month, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
The company said the Ebola-stricken passenger traveled on its Flight 951 from Brussels to Washington's Dulles International Airport and then connected to its Flight 822 to Dallas.
The man was diagnosed with Ebola after traveling from Liberia to the U.S.
U.S. officials had previously declined to unveil which airline the Ebola patient had traveled on, but United officials said Wednesday that he took two flights on one of their airplanes on Sept. 20.
"The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has informed us that the patient said he flew part of his trip on United. However, without consent, we cannot divulge a traveler’s identity," the company said in a statement.
CDC officials have said that there is no risk of catching the Ebola virus from passengers who shared commercial airline flights with the first confirmed U.S. patient.
United said Wednesday it agreed with the agency's declaration.
"The director of the CDC has stated there is 'zero risk of transmission' on any flight on which the patient...
(c) 2010-2024 Jon L Gelman, All Rights Reserved.