Thursday, October 16, 2014

Parents Receive Letters from Belton ISD about Students who Flew on Frontier Flight

(KCEN) -- A letter went home to parents from two Belton schools on Wednesday saying a student was aboard the Frontier Airlines flight that was carrying Ebola-victim Amber Vinson.

The letter read, "This afternoon we were made aware that one of our students traveled on Frontier Airlines Flight #1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday and attended classes on Tuesday and Wednesday."

A letter was sent home to parents of North Belton Middle School and Sparta Elementary saying that a student from each of the schools was on the Frontier Airlines flight.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Amber Vinson was diagnosed with the Ebola Virus.

According to the CDC and Frontier Airlines, the passenger did not show any symptoms during the flight.

The students who traveled on the flight are not showing any symptoms but is being monitored by the Bell County Health Department of State Health Services. Because of this, the school says that there is no imminent risk to the rest of the children. 

Bell County Judge Jon Burrows, Dr. Susan Kincannon and Bell Co. Epidemiologist Lacey Sanders will answer questions in a press conference set for 6:30 p.m on Wednesday.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking all 132 passengers from Frontier flight 1143, which landed at 8:16 p.m. CT Monday after a flight from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth, to call the CDC at 800-232-4636.

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