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Passenger With Flu-Like Symptoms Causes Ebola Scare At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a passenger with flu-like symptoms, who was on board a United Airlines flight, has been assessed and is not believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

The plane in question, Flight 703, originated from New York’s JFK airport and landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, according to an airport representative.

There were 142 passengers on board at the time, and six crew-members.

Following reports of an ill patient on an in-bound flight, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded about 1:28 p.m.

According to Airport police Sgt. Ortiz, the patient in question was vomiting and exhibited flu-like symptoms, prompting fears of an Ebola exposure.

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