As they deplaned the aircraft they were mixed in
with other passengers in the terminal. But
health officials quickly isolated Flight 998
passengers. One passenger said it seemed like
the heath officials did not have a handle on
what to do.
in coordination with federal, state and local
public health officials, evaluated the two
individuals. After an examination by physicians
Hospital, the symptoms of
one individual were found to be consistent with
another, minor treatable condition unrelated to
Ebola. The second individual, who was traveling
with the patient, was asymptomatic. The father
and daughter were released with self-monitoring.
The CDC coordinated with federal, state, local,
and hospital officials to ensure all
precautionary protocols were followed.
Similarly, out of an abundance of caution, CDC
provided other passengers with information they
would have needed to monitor their health,
should it have been determined that the ill
passenger's condition was contagious. Together
with the airline and the Department of Homeland
Security's Customs and Border Protection, CDC
also collected contact information and travel
plans from the other passengers should they
needed to re-contact them.