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Airline stocks slump on news of Ebola in traveler to U.S. from Africa
Airline stocks slump on news of Ebola in traveler to U.S. from Africa

Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts stress that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying in the same cabin as an infected person, several financial analysts said fear of the disease could discourage some Americans from traveling. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed Tuesday that a man who traveled from Liberia to visit family in Texas tested positive for Ebola. The agency did not disclose on which airline he flew to the U.S. Shares of United Continental Holdings, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines...

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