Health Officials: Passenger at Birmingham airport not at risk for Ebola
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A passenger showing “signs of symptoms of Ebola” after a flight arrived at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport prompted authorities to take precautionary measures Thursday afternoon, according to our news partners at al.com.
Birmingham firefighters in hazardous material protective gear set up a command post on-board the flight.
Birmingham health officials do not believed the passenger is at risk for the Ebola virus, according to Birmingham health and fire officials.
The passenger got sick on a United Airlines flight and was suffering from nausea and vomiting, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis said.
The flight’s passengers and crew had to remain on the plane, but they have now been released. The airport is back to normal operations.