Excerpted From The Daily Mail: CDC officials have rushed to Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger believed to be from Liberia showed symptoms of Ebola.
The man traveling with his daughter on a United Airlines flight from Brussels was reported vomiting as they landed in New Jersey.
They were both removed from the plane by a CDC crew in full Hazmat attire.
It comes as the Ebola patient in Texas is said to have deteriorated to a ‘critical’ condition.
The remaining passengers have been allowed to leave after being quarantined on the Boeing 777 at Gate B54 for nearly two hours after landing at about noon, according to FlightAware’s activity log.
Reports claim the passenger was found to be noncontagious after initial examinations.
The man is believed to have flown from Liberia via Brussels, Belgium – the same route taken by Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.
Duncan’s condition has today been classed as ‘critical’ as he is treated for the disease in Dallas, Texas. Ten people linked to him have been classed as ‘high risk’.
Upon arrival at Newark Airport from Brussels, medical professionals instructed that customers and crew of United flight 988 remain on board until they could assist an ill customer,’ the statement said.
‘We are working with authorities and will accommodate our customers as quickly as we can.’
Welsh passenger Paul Chard tweeted a picture of immigration officials on board the plane, adding: ‘Drama on the flight from BRU, pax taken off by CDC, we are stuck on the plane, Immigration staff now on!’
The incident comes just a day after the government conceded that its handling of the crisis has so far been ‘rocky’ as Thomas Duncan is treated for the disease in Texas and 10 people are now classed as ‘high risk’.
The handling of the Dallas case in the early stages of Duncan’s illness has raised questions about how prepared local and national health officials were to handle that case and whether people were unnecessarily exposed.