Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before boarding a commercial flight Monday because she had a slight fever, CDC spokesman David Daigle said.
“Vinson was not told that she could not fly,” the government spokesperson told NBC News.
Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to fall ill with the virus after treating the first U.S. patient there, was flown to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, after being treated in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
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