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Liberian national hospitalized in New Jersey with possible signs of Ebola

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A Liberian National on board a United Airlines flight that landed in Newark, NJ on Tuesday has been hospitalized with possible signs of Ebola. The news comes the same day the Obama Administration announced a rule that mandates Ebola-afflicted West African nations come through one of five U.S. airports - including Newark Liberty International. "During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola," Carol Crawford, a CDC spokeswoman, said in a statement sent to the Newark Star-Ledger. "The passenger is being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. CDC or state/local public health officials will contact other passengers on the aircraft should it be determined that there was any risk to the other passengers of exposure to communicable disease." The passenger was hospitalized at University Hospital, where officials told visitors the facility, a Level 1 trauma center, was on lockdown. The plane, United Airlines Flight 998, originated in Brussels, though the ill passenger traveled first from Liberia. More than 250 passengers aboard that Oct. 4 flight from Brussels were held on the plane for almost two hours as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers wearing hazmat suits removed the passenger — a Liberian national who had vomited on approach — from the plane. His daughter was also removed. "THIS VIDEO IS FAIR USE UNDER U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW BECAUSE IT IS (1) NON-COMMERCIAL, (2) TRANSFORMATIVE IN NATURE, (3) USES NO MORE OF THE ORIGINAL WORK THAN NECESSARY FOR THE VIDEO'S PURPOSE, AND (4) DOES NOT COMPETE WITH THE ORIGINAL WORK AND COULD HAVE NO NEGATIVE AFFECT ON ITS MARKET."