The Slatest

One Dallas Ebola Patient Flown to Emory, Other Headed to NIH

Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson was transferred last night to an infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and today the National Institutes of Health announced that Vinson’s  colleague and fellow patient Nina Pham will be flown to an NIH facility in Maryland. Elsewhere, fallout from Vinson’s Cleveland-Dallas flight—taken just a day before she checked into the hospital—continued. From Reuters:

In Ohio, where Vinson had visited family members, two schools in the Cleveland suburb of Solon were closed on Thursday because an employee may have traveled on the same plane as Vinson, though on a different flight…

Frontier Airlines said it had placed six crew members on paid leave for 21 days “out of an abundance of caution.” Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the CDC to expand the reach of its contacts to people who flew on the same plane after nurse Amber Vinson’s flight. The plane made a stop in Fort Lauderdale after Dallas.

Back in Texas, the Belton school district in central Texas said three schools were closed on Thursday because two students were on the same flight as the nurse.

Vinson is a graduate of Kent State University and went to high school in Akron.