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Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize 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 and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that a man who flew from Liberia to Texas to visit family tested positive for Ebola. The agency did not disclose on which airline he flew. Shares of United Continental Holdings, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest...

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