Report: CDC Gave Latest US Ebola Patient OK to Fly With Slight Fever

Is there anyone left in our government who is sane?

A second Dallas nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola was allowed to travel on Monday with a slight fever by federal health officials, according to news reports.

Amber Vinson, 29, who was flown to Atlanta for treatment on Wednesday, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before she boarded a plane to Cleveland because of her fever, Dallas NBC affiliate NBCDFW-TV5 reported.

 “Vinson was not told that she could not fly,” a person only identified in the report as a “federal government spokesperson” told the station.

Vinson, who was diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday, had been monitoring her health and reporting her temperature to CDC epidemiology teams routinely, according to the report.

 She is the second nurse to contract the virus after being among as many as 70 medical practitioners treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient, died last week

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