Ebola scare forces plane to make emergency landing in Midland

Published: Oct. 8, 2014 at 4:48 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2014 at 5:19 AM CDT
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MIDLAND, TX (KCBD) - A plane made an emergency landing at the Midland airport Tuesday night.

The Sheriff's Department told CBS 7 that a passenger became ill and that paramedics were called to discuss symptoms possibly related to Ebola.

Officials on the scene say all passengers had been released as of 1:15 a.m.

Midland Public Information Officer Sarah Higgins says that Ebola isn't being ruled out, but is unlikely.

Higgins confirms that the patient on the plane was vomiting, but did not have a fever.

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