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Plane reportedly quarantined - Event Date: April 26 2012

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    Posted: April 26 2012 at 4:38pm

Plane reportedly quarantined at Chicago airport


DEVELOPING: A plane reportedly is being quarantined after landing in Chicago, and the investigation is said to involve the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aviation officials in Chicago say the city's health department and fire department have responded to a flight that landed at Midway International Airport, but local police and fire officials told Fox News the CDC is handling it.

Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says a passenger on Delta flight 3163 had a reported medical issue. Television images showed emergency vehicles lined along the aircraft on the tarmac.

WBBM Newsradio reported that the passenger may  have been traveling from Ghana and may have had a sort of rash or contagious disease.

WLS reported the emergency led to a quarantine of the plane, though an FAA spokeswoman told Fox News she couldn't confirm there was a contagious issue.

The Associated Press and FOX Chicago News contributed to this report.

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     Excellent post!  It is good to see our watchers so on the alert.  It turns out that this was a Monkeypox scare.  Frightening in that this is a disease in the process of evolving to move to humans as our defenses to human smallpox decline and thus leave a gateway.  A false alarm though...This Time!
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Passengers were let off a Delta flight that was quarantined for about three hours upon landing in Chicago from Detroit on Thursday after a passenger was thought to be infected with a disease. 

The Centers for Disease Control determined there was no threat, and normal operations have resumed at Midway Airport.

The woman had been in Africa and a family member was reportedly concerned that the rash might be monkeypox, according to a statement from the CDC.

The passenger was instructed to seek medical care while the other passengers were released from the plane.

Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride said a passenger on Delta flight 3163 had a reported medical issue. Television images showed emergency vehicles lined along the aircraft on the tarmac.

WBBM Newsradio reported that the passenger may  have been traveling from Ghana and may have had a sort of rash or contagious disease.

WLS reported the emergency led to a quarantine of the plane.

The Associated Press and MyFoxChicago.com contributed to this report



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/26/plane-reportedly-quarantined-at-chicago-airport/#ixzz1tCbsbywb
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