Woman under evaluation in NJ after traveling to Ebola-stricken country

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A New Jersey hospital is evaluating a United Airlines passenger who may have Ebola.

The passenger is described as a 35 year-old woman, who is under evaluation at Hackensack University Medical Center after traveling to the Ebola-stricken country of Sierra Leone.

The airline says the passenger fell ill aboard a flight from Brussels to Newark on Monday.

The patient had a fever, and was vomiting. The hospital says she is being kept overnight out of an abundance of caution.

The CDC says the chances of spreading Ebola during a flight are low.