Lim: When did you start feeling sick? Patient: On the plane. I've never even been outside the U.S. before. My ex-husband hated to travel... Shaun: Was the man who died sitting near you? Patient: No, he was 6 or 7 rows in front of me. Lim: Were you ever physically close to him? Say, waiting for the restroom or in line to board? Patient: No, I think he slept almost the entire flight. Shaun: That suggests the virus can be transmitted through the air. Which means everyone in the plane and this emergency room has been exposed.
Lim: This is a negative airflow room designed so no air flows out. Keeps germs from spreading. Patient: Because whatever I have is going to kill me just like the man on the plane? Shaun: Your symptoms are not as severe as his. Although yours will probably get worse as the virus progresses.