Fear Factor: Overreaction to Ebolaphobia Triggers False Alarms

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DALLAS -- Okay, seriously folks,  Ebolaphobia isn’t a 1950’s B-movie.

But, given some folks’ recent overreaction to the virus, it sure seems like it has the makings of a low-budget Hollywood flick. Yeah, just Saturday, one woman’s spit turned into a hazmat situation at an area DART station.

Service was temporarily shutdown at the White Rock Station on Northwest Highway, as Dallas fire crews, clad in spacesuits, rushed to respond to a potential Ebola scare.

Turns out, the woman suffered from a spider bite and not the deadly virus. Also on Saturday, a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight was forced to land in Tulsa, OK,  for a reported medical emergency.

"We had a conversation, we believe, between the pilots and the tower, and somewhere in that conversation the word Ebola was used or Ebola-like symptoms," a Tulsa firefighter explained.

Yet, once again, it was a false alarm. C’mon folks, it’s good to be cautious, but let’s leave the campy drama where it belongs – on the big screen.

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