A passenger who became ill with Ebola like symptoms on a flight from Houston to Orlando was isolated and removed from the plane Monday.
Orlando International Airport officials said the passenger was on Southwest Airlines flight #718 and became ill. The flight crew spoke with the passenger who told them he had traveled to West Africa at the end of August.
An airport spokesperson said the pilot followed protocols and notified the Centers for Disease Control which advised and provided directions to the first responders in Orlando who isolated the man and removed him from the aircraft. Officials said he was examined by a medical team who determined that his illness did not fit the criteria for a communicable disease and was subsequently released.