United Planes That Carried Ebola Passenger Still In Service, Uncleaned

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    On Tuesday, September 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a patient in Dallas, Texas was confirmed to have been diagnosed with Ebola. Later information showed that the patient had traveled on United Airlines through Washington-Dulles on his way to Texas from Brussels. We formerly wrote an article about the possibility of contracting Ebola when flying, and the chances are slim, but with the fear running rampant about the potential for an Ebola outbreak, United should get to cleaning those planes, for the sake of PR (and it would never hurt to clean a plane, even one that hasn’t carried a passenger infected with Ebola). What’s most troubling about this is the fact that the two planes that were used by United for those flights have already flown to over a dozen destinations, both foreign and domestic, since the infected passenger flew on the airline. The planes have not been cleaned, and there is a report within United that has said that the planes are not cleaned well enough between flights to disinfect the Ebola virus (no surprise here for those of us that fly). In fairness to United Airlines, they were the ones that [...] The post United Planes That Carried Ebola Passenger Still In Service, Uncleaned appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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