They let all the passengers off the plane though…
Via ABC News:
A United Airlines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of Ebola.
The passenger was traveling with his daughter on United Flight 998 and both were removed from the plane by CDC crew in full hazmat gear.
The passenger suspected of possibly having Ebola was taken to University Hospital in Newark for further evaluation. Upon his arrival, the emergency room there was not accepting any other patients for four hours.
A senior federal official said the passenger was exhibiting “flu-like symptoms.”
According to an official briefed on the situation, preliminary information was that the passenger was vomiting on flight but did not display most of the other symptoms.
And sometimes a cold is just a cold. The man tests negative for Ebola.
But they better close that Brussels gateway, which was how Thomas Duncan, the patient in Texas, came in.