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(PHILADELPHIA) — An Ebola scare on a US Airways flight leaving Philadelphia prompted officials to meet the plane when it arrived in the Dominican Republic after a passenger reportedly said they had Ebola.

US Airways flight 845 to Punta Cana was inspected upon arriving Wednesday, “due to a possible health issue on board,” the airline said in a statement.

An airline spokesperson told ABC News the report they have is that another passenger heard the comment and alerted a flight attendant. The flight attendant then alerted the captain. The comment was made while the flight was on approach to its final destination.

Dominican Republic officials cleared the plane after checking it in adherence with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the airline.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused but the safety of our customers and employees is our first priority,” read the airline’s statement.

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