US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

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US surgeon general Dr. Jerome Adams helped during a medical emergency on his Delta Air Lines flight, Wednesday, to Jackson, Mississippi.

The United States surgeon general answered a call for help aboard a flight to Atlanta this week, he said. Adams later reported that the patient was "doing well".

It was not immediately clear what situation Adams was referring to and what happened on the flight.

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Thursday, Adams said he had the "good fortune" of being part of a team of individuals that responded on the flight, including two nurses.

The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals. Adams jumped up and said he was a doctor, and while the passenger did regain consciousness, Adams told the crew the plane needed to return to the gate so the passenger could go to the hospital.

Adams tweeted that a call went out requesting a doctor.

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Adams was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse.

Delta Air Lines has reached out to thank him for volunteering his services.

Gov. Phil Bryant said MS law enforcement officers have revived 43 people in the past nine months with naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdose.

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