CDC helps identify plane passengers related to NC virus case

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Raleigh-Durham International Airport (Photo: RDU/Facebook)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Federal health officials say they are helping North Carolina identify passengers aboard a plane with a North Carolina man who tested positive for coronavirus.

Top federal officials met Wednesday morning with airline executives and then answered reporters’ questions about efforts to identify those aboard a plane back from Washington state with the man who visited a long-term care facility where there was an outbreak.

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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said his agency is working with North Carolina and the airlines to find the other passengers.