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Posted: October 16, 2014

‘Clipboard guy’ seen with Ebola patient sparks online discussion

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            ‘Clipboard guy’ seen with Ebola patient sparks online discussion
An ambulance carrying Amber Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. A joint emergency isolation unit administered by Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has successfully treated two Americans and is currently treating a third. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

As the Ebola epidemic grows, the sight of biohazard suits has become almost commonplace. That’s why social media has been buzzing over an image from the medical transfer of Amber Vinson. The nurse, who is the latest person in America to contract Ebola, was being transferred from Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta by medical airline Phoenix Air. 

In addition to Vinson, who is wearing a yellow biohazard suit, there are four other medical professionals assisting her boarding while wearing full protective gear.

The mystery man is in street clothes and holding a clipboard.  He’s not wearing any protective gear such as a mask or gloves.

"Good Morning America"  talked to Phoenix Air and a representative said that the man with the clipboard was intentionally not wearing protective gear. His job is to provide verbal directions to the rest of the crew, who have limited mobility and vision while wearing their biohazard suits.

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