NOT-SO-FRIENDLY SKIES! Flight Attendant Risk of Getting Ebola


by Julie Prince

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When you fly the friendly skies you are usually offered some peanuts or pretzels, and maybe an in-flight meal if you are traveling far enough; but in recent days, that may not be all that you’ll be getting. As an extra added bonus to the overcrowding, lack of leg room, and less than edible food, you may be one of the lucky ones to get Ebola!

60,000 members of the Assn. of Flight Attendants are to be on high alert, casing passengers for the deadly Ebola virus. This is actually comical considering there could be no symptoms during the 2-21 day incubation period. Their clear and concise advice given by the union is: “Persons infected with the Ebola virus may exhibit symptoms such as a high fever, severe headache, nausea and/or abdominal pain,” the notice on the union’s Web page says.

If you observe these symptoms, report any concerns of a potentially infectious passenger to the captain and follow the reporting procedures as outlined by your airline. Additionally, all bodily fluids should be treated as if they are known to be contagious.

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