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Red Wing woman's rash quarantines Delta flight

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The CDC was called in Thursday after a Red Wing woman's mysterious red bumps quarantined a Delta flight in Chicago, but the full-body rash that was first believed to monkey pox turned out to be bug bites caused by tiny mites that burrowed under her skin.

Lisa Sievers was flying back from Africa, where she was adopting special needs children -- but the exotic disease scare turned out to be scabies instead.

Still, the plane she was on was stopped in Chicago, and passengers were kept on the plane for several hours after a miscommunication between Sievers and her mother led authorities to believe she had contracted the rare and potentially fatal viral disease, which is virtually non-existent in the United States, while she was in Uganda.

Sievers said she wasn't exactly sure what to think when she first heard the announcement on the plane, but says she should be fine after using some creams and other mediations.

Sievers is expected to return to Minnesota next week. For now, she is resting in Indiana.

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