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CDC Expands Passenger Notification to Those Who Were Aboard Nurse's Original Flight to Ohio

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Frontier Airlines was notified by the CDC that the second hospital worker with Ebola flew on one if its planes the day before she tested positive. (Photo credit: David Gaylor/Shutterstock)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday evening that they are expanding passenger notification to nurse Amber Vinson's original flight from Dallas, Texas to Cleveland, Ohio.

The CDC said in a statement that they are contacting passengers from Vinson's original flight based on additional information collected during interviews with close contacts of the nurse.

Passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1142 Dallas/Forth Worth to Cleveland on Oct. 10th are now strongly urged to also contact the CDC.

Public health professionals will then interview the individuals and determine if a follow up or additional monitoring is warranted, the CDC said.

Federal health officials announced Wednesday that they were tracking down 132 individuals who flew on Vinson's return flight from Cleveland to Dallas. It was later revealed that the CDC OK'd that flight, despite the nurse repeatedly calling to inform that she had a low-grade fever.

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