Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illness

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who became sick on a flight from Brussels to the United States.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials met United Airlines Flight 998 when it landed late Saturday afternoon at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Port Authority spokeswoman Erica Dumas says the man began throwing up during the flight. Dumas says the man's daughter was also on board and taken off with him.

Authorities say the plane's crew and roughly 250 passengers stayed onboard for about 90 minutes while the man was treated.

Health officials say the man's symptoms were later shown to be consistent with a minor, treatable illness.