On October 4, 2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials rushed to the temporarily quarantined United Airlines flight from Brussels at Newark Airport, after a passenger from Ebola-ravaged Liberia exhibited signs of the deadly virus. The man, who had been vomiting on the flight, along with his young daughter, were fitted with surgical masks and walked off the airplane by CDC personnel in white hazmat uniforms. There was a 90-minute wait before the passenger was removed off the airplane.
The remaining passengers aboard the United Airlines flight 998 were held aboard the aircraft for about two hours. They were later questioned and released. The passenger and his daughter were also released. Officials said that they do not show signs of Ebola and therefore will not be tested for the deadly virus.
Liberian citizens, awaiting the arrival of their fellow countrymen, conveyed the prevailing attitude: “Better here than in Africa… Because they are coming from Africa, and America is a better place to be” if you have Ebola. “All the people brought here are cured from Ebola but there they die. America is a great country.”