Be careful the next time you have to travel by plane…
Recently, there has been an early forecast of the full season or maybe something even worse.
There have been at least two incidents where passengers with heavy coughs, carrying the flew got on planes from the religious pilgrimage Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
NEW PASSENGERS ILLNESSES: The CDC was waiting at the Philadelphia airport when two separate flights arrived from overseas with passengers complaining of flu-like symptons – just a day after a flight from Dubai was quarantined at JFK airport in New York. @EvaPilgrim reports. pic.twitter.com/PM2JoHZTMt
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 7, 2018
Hajj had held a Muslim religious pilgrimage filled with thousands of people crammed into a small area. Honestly, it’s no wonder this many people in one place became a catalyst for spreading the illness.
More information will be available as soon as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigates further into the illness.
It is not completely clear whether or not the passengers were carrying the flu. At least 10 passengers were removed from the plane as it landed in the New York’s JFK even though a hundred people got sick onboard.
The double-decker plane was traveling from Dubai to New York City and landed in the Queens airport. Over 100 passengers had felt ill but only 10 were reported to officials.
Reported by 100percentfedup:
SPUTNIK – A passenger plane had been quarantined in an airport in Perpignan, France, on suspicion of a cholera infection on board.
The plane with 141 people onboard, including five children, had been blocked since 1:50 p.m. local time after it had arrived from Algeria.
According to preliminary data, upon arrival, a crew member signaled that one of the passengers, reportedly a child, was ill. The authorities immediately took the child and his mother into the airport for treatment. The other passengers were asked to disinfect their hands.
Cholera is a highly contagious infection that can be transferred by contact with contaminated food or water.
AND NOW TWO MORE FLIGHTS:
Several plane passengers who landed at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday from international flights were reported to have flu-like symptoms, an airport spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek. Twelve passengers, on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich, Germany, were experiencing symptoms.
“As a precaution, all passengers on the two flights—totaling about 250 plus crew—were held for a medical review and the CDC was notified,” the spokesperson told Newsweek. “CDC, the Philadelphia Health Department and Philadelphia Fire Department personnel performed medical evaluations and assessments. The passengers—except for the 12 affected—are in the process of being released.”