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(NEWSER) – The CDC says nurse Amber Vinson shouldn't have flown—but the agency said something different when she called several times before flying back to Texas from Cleveland earlier this week.

A health official tells CBS that someone "dropped the ball" by telling the nurse, the second Dallas hospital worker to have contracted Ebola, that she could fly after she called and reported having a temperature of 99.5 degrees, which is below the "high risk" threshold of 100.4 degrees. The CDC is working on a "do not fly" list for people who may have been exposed to Ebola, and officials in Dallas plan "aggressive" containment measures that may include placing health care workers in shelters, reports the Dallas Morning News.

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