‘If there is no risk…â€™: Reporter has a question for CDC director
According to the Centers for Disease Control, passengers who shared commercial flights with a man from Liberia who has been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas need not worry, because there is “zero risk” to them:
CDC Director: "ebola doesn't spread before ebola patient gets sick, and he didn't get sick until four days after he got off the plane."
— Andrew Freedman (@afreedma) September 30, 2014
No risk to anyone aboard plane in flight from Liberia CDC says cause #ebola does not spread until person gets sick.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) September 30, 2014
— CDC (@CDCgov) September 30, 2014
Dr. Frieden, CDC : "Remember, Ebola doesn't spread before someone gets sick and HE didn't get sick until 4 days after he got off the plane."
— CBC News Community (@CBCCommunity) September 30, 2014
CDC: There was "zero risk" of first U.S. patient with Ebola transmitting disease to fellow passengers on his flight. http://t.co/IjCutNjuth
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) October 1, 2014
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) September 30, 2014
With that in mind, Jeff Smith, reporter for NBC5 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, asked the following:
@DrFriedenCDC Why dedicate a team member to research who else was on the flights w/ Ebola patient if there is 'no' risk to other passengers?
— Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithNBC5) October 2, 2014