- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 16, 2014


A Southwestern College student who was ill and caused 50 students at the Chula Visa, California, campus to be quarantined because of suspected Ebola symptoms has now recanted her story, a San Diego TV station reported online.

It’s not clear why she told officials that she shared a flight with Amber Vinson, a second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola. It’s also not clear if the student would be disciplined, San Diego 6 at the CW reported.

About 50 students were quarantine for four hours but were given food and water, the news outlet said.


Students at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California, have been quarantined after a student who allegedly traveled on the same flight as Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson reportedly vomited in class.

The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. at the campus located in the 900 block of Otay Lakes Road. Everyone in class with the student and in the class following were quarantined as campus police waited to hear from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a local news station reported.

The school has not confirmed that the unnamed student shared the flight from Ohio to Dallas with Ms. Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who was recently diagnosed with Ebola after taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States, who died Oct. 8.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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