Ebola Panic: Plane Grounded Because Of Nosebleed
[su_right_ad]After a passenger reported a nosebleed, a plane was grounded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, SC.
Earlier, Columbia Metropolitan Airport spokeswoman Kaela Harmon told The State the United Flight 5732 from Dulles International Airport was being held on the ramp after a passenger got sick during the flight.
Harmon said the chance of the passenger having Ebola is “very, very low” because the passenger has not visited any West African countries where the outbreak is prevalent.
“Emergency crews are meeting the plane,” Harmon told The State. “We are taking precautionary measure.”
Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley, said in a statement that a flight crew member became suspicious that a passenger got sick.
“Upon landing, established protocols were followed and out of an abundance of caution medical professionals are now screening all passengers,” Mayer told The State. “We will continue to keep the public updated as more information becomes available.[su_csky_ad]