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October 17, 2014

CDC: Oh, By The Way, Small Update, Amber Joy Vinsen Was Actually Symptomatic During Her Flight From Cleveland to Dallas, And May Have Been Symptomatic On Her Flight From Dallas to Cleveland, Too

No biggie. We're just telling you this now out of an abundance of caution.

We could have told you this earlier -- because it was pretty obvious -- but we didn't want to act out of a total serious abundance of caution. Just the regular level of abundance of caution.

So even though we're contradicting our earlier claims, again, and we sorta seem deliberately dishonest in doing so, trust us.

A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday.

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Authorities indicated Vinson had a slightly elevated temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which was below the fever threshold for Ebola, but didn't show any symptoms of the disease while on her Monday flight. This is significant because a person isn't contagious with Ebola, which spreads through the transmission of bodily fluids, until he or she has symptoms of the disease.

But on Thursday, Dr. Chris Braden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters in Ohio that "we have started to look at the possibility that she had symptoms going back as far as Saturday. ... We can't rule out (that) she might have had the start of her illness on Friday."

"So this new information now is saying we need to go back now to the flight that she took on Friday the 10th and include them in our investigation of contacts," said Braden.

Notice they continue claiming that a fever is not a "symptom" of ebola. Symptoms of ebola, you see, are not symptomatic of ebola.

Oh, and the soldiers going to West Africa to try to save the world -- while putting their own lives in greater peril than they'd see in combat -- are getting a full four hours of instruction on ebola protocols.

So there's that.


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