US: Passenger claims smallpox, flight quarantined

March 24, 2007 02:05

Authorities quarantined an arriving US Airways flight Friday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after a passenger claimed he had smallpox, an airline spokesman said. Health officials quarantined the Airbus A319 carrying 112 passengers and four crew members coming in from New Orleans, US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant said. Police confirmed the plane had been quarantined but did not release more information.

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