The Risk Of Contracting Ebola While Flying

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    Lately my friends and family have been complaining about the two American doctors who were taken to Atlanta after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia, which is a country in West Africa. They fear that the virus will spread in the U.S. and kill thousands, especially frequent flyers. I’m personally glad that the two doctors were brought to the United States for care because these doctors were performing a noble service that many people are unwilling to do, they were helping those who lack adequate medical resources; And also because they are Americans and we should always make an effort to keep our citizens safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged that it’s possible for a person infected with Ebola in West Africa to get on a plane and arrive in the United States, but the chances of the virus spreading during a flight are relatively low. “It’s very unlikely that they would be able to spread the disease to fellow passengers,” said Stephen Monroe, deputy director of CDC’s National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases. “The Ebola virus spreads through direct contact with the blood, secretions, or other body fluids of ill people, and [...] The post The Risk Of Contracting Ebola While Flying appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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