Oct 17, 2014

CBS » Why No Protective Gear For Man With Dallas Ebola Patient?

CBSAs the world watched the loading of Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson onto a CDC plane Wednesday, something seemed odd to us, and a lot of you as well. On social media, and on the CBS 11 News phone lines, the biggest question became – who was the guy not wearing protective hazmat gear? CBS 11 News did some digging and got answers.

A news crew spoke with a number of different agencies that were involved in Vinson's transport. Officials with AMR, the ambulance company that transported Vinson from Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas to Dallas Love Field Airport, said it wasn't one of their guys.

From the CBS 11 Chopper video (seen at the top of this post) it looks like the man left with Vinson on the plane.

A spokesperson with Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said that, to her knowledge, none of their people were on the plane.

That pretty much leaves a worker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.