Plane Quarantined at Las Vegas Airport; Reportedly Sickened Passenger Does Not ‘Meet the Criteria for Ebola’

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A passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to Las Vegas reported Friday that two people were taken off the plane by paramedics in hazmat suits, but Clark County officials said the one individual who was assessed was determined not to meet the criteria for Ebola.

Ambulances surrounded a plane at McCarran International Airport on Friday, Oct. 10, amid reports that a passenger on a Delta flight from New York was showing symptoms similar to Ebola.(Credit: KSNV via CNN)

Ambulances surrounded a plane at McCarran International Airport on Friday, Oct. 10, amid reports that a passenger on a Delta flight from New York was showing symptoms similar to Ebola.(Credit: KSNV via CNN)

The other passengers were being held on the plane — Delta Flight 495 — at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, the traveler who contacted KTLA said.

Two sick passengers were removed from the plane and were being “checked for Ebola,” the traveler said.

The flight was quarantined at the gate “after reports that a passenger who had recently traveled in Africa vomited on board the aircraft,” a statement from a spokeswoman for the Clark County Department of Aviation said.

“After a thorough assessment, it has been determined that the affected passenger does not meet the criteria for Ebola,” the statement read.

The Clark County Fire Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the Southern Nevada Health District responded, according to the statement.

Passengers and crew were set to be allowed to deplane, the airport stated in a tweet.

The flight arrived from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 11:01 a.m., according to Delta’s website.

A representative for Delta Air Lines said a statement would be issued.