(ABC NEWS) — Reports of a passenger's unusual skin rash on a Delta flight led health officials temporarily to prevent passengers from leaving the plane after it landed until they confirmed it was not an infectious disease.
The news of a quarantine of flight 3163 from Detroit followed reports of an ill passenger, according to ABC News station WLS in Chicago.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had initially contacted Delta and asked it to hold the plane, according to a statement from the airline.
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The CDC issued a statement to ABC News Thursday evening in which it said it took action based on concerns that the rash indicated something worse.