#1 Airplane quarantine scare reminds us we're all at risk04-27-2012, 12:23 AM
By Dr. Manny Alvarez
Published April 26, 2012
As the story of Delta flight 3163 being quarantined after landing at Chicago's Midway International Airport broke Thursday afternoon, scant details of a passenger with a medical issue started to unfold — which got many people wondering, what could have happened?
Aviation officials in Chicago said the city's health department and fire department responded to a flight that landed at Midway International Airport, but local police and fire officials told Fox News the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was handling it.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...#ixzz1tCvjnwI2The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
04-30-2012, 07:03 PM
It's worth clicking Rock's link to read the rest of the article. Now I have something else to worry about when travelling by air, but it's best to be informed. Beware of folks with rashes.
It sounded strange at first that they wre being so quiet about the reason for the quarantine. At the end, the good doc said:
[QUOTEThe CDC later released a statement saying that the woman had been in Africa and a family member was reportedly concerned that the rash might be monkeypox. In fact, a subsequent report indicates that the emergency may have been a false alarm over "bug bites," according to CBS news.
So let this serve as a reminder to us all that it's quite important for airline personnel, as well as passengers, to always be aware of their surroundings and be sure to speak up about any health concerns you may observe, because prevention is the key protecting the lives of the population.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...#ixzz1tZ0fOUX0][/QUOTE]
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