2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight
NEW YORK - A top federal health official say a Texas health worker should not have been flying aboard a commercial airline after being exposed to Ebola.
The worker has now been diagnosed with the virus, and officials are contacting other passengers on the plane.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the risk to other passengers was low because the worker showed no symptoms while onboard.
The worker is the second to be infected after treating a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week at a Dallas hospital.
Frieden says the health care worker traveled to Ohio before she knew a nurse had been diagnosed with Ebola.
He says the worker should not have traveled by air because she had been exposed to Ebola.
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