Ebola hoax, fake messages being sent in Wichita

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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WICHITA, Kan. -- A hoax concerning the spread of Ebola in Wichita has been sent to multiple people; the Ebola virus is not spreading in Wichita.

The message is concerning Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who is infected with Ebola after doing medical work in Africa. Brantly was flown to Emory University Hospital in Georgia on Saturday.

The hoax message reads "Virus Outbreak: Warning: Major Outbreak has occurred upon the flight transporting Dr. Kent Brantly, The flight has been ordered to make an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas. It is asked that if you live withing 50 miles of the Mid-Continent Airlines, to stay in doors for the next Four hours or until instructed otherwise. Thank you. A message from the Center of Disease Control."

KAKE News has contacted the CDC and they tell us that the message is a fake and that they did not send it.

The message also has many grammatical errors in it, even a typo on the correct spelling of the Centers for Disease Control.

Lt. Col. James Wilson of Dobbins Air Reserve Base spoke with media and confirmed that the plane landed at his air force base on Saturday.

According to the Associated Press, Brantly landed in Atlanta on Saturday and is staying in one of the best hospitals for treatment in an isolation unit. As of now, Brantly's health is improving.

Again, the message being sent in Wichita is a hoax. If you have received this message, disregard it.


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