DALLAS (AP) — A woman fell ill at a DART train station and prompted a brief scare as Ebola fears are running high. But officials say she didn’t appear to have any contact with Ebola patients and is not on disease watch lists.
She is being treated by Dallas Fire Rescue at White Rock Station. Authorities are inspecting the train and platform and will clean the facility.
Judge Clay Jenkins says the woman indicated that she lives the apartment complex where Duncan resided, but apparently had no contact with him.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said it is believed the woman felt ill from a spider bite on her hand.
After initial patient contact was made, medics learned the woman does not live at the Ivy Apartments where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan had stayed. The woman, however; had stayed at the apartment complex with a friend.
Despite what officials reported earlier on Saturday, the woman is not on any Ebola list.
The White Rock station reopened at 5:00 p.m., after it was cleaned. DART said the railcar the woman rode was taken out of service to be cleaned.
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