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New CDC travel Alert - Level 2 for Ebola in Nigeria

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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions for Nigeria today.


Released: August 05, 2014

The purpose of this alert is to notify travelers of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and to inform them of measures they can take to minimize their risks of contracting the disease.

SOURCE: CDC Travel Alert

The CDC has 3 different travel notice levels:

  • Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
  • Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
  • Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions


Previously the CDC issued Level 3 travel warnings for Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to Ebola.




posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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British Airways announced it will suspend direct flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone effective Wednesday

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OPINION: British Airways is 'Smarter' ...

( than the average airline ... [and the cdc?] )

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edit on 5-8-2014 by FarleyWayne because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne
Sounds like a wise decision by British Airways. They may want to add Nigeria too. Relying on voluntary travel warnings alone seems unlikely to prevent the spread of Ebola by air travel. I hope it's not too late by the time other airlines also get wise.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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I just hope it's not too little...too late.

Here is a list of world airlines traveling to and from effected areas.




Airlines taking precautions after Ebola outbreak


What airlines go to West Africa?

Delta Air Lines flies to Dakar, Senegal; Accra, Ghana; and Lagos, Nigeria. The airline also flies to Monrovia, Liberia, but for unrelated business reasons previously announced it will cancel that service at the end of September. Delta is letting passengers with flights to the region in the next two weeks push back travel until the end of the month. United Airlines also flies to Lagos, but has not issued any travel waiver. American Airlines does not fly to Africa.

European carriers such as Air France-KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa all fly to Western Africa from their hubs in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.

Lufthansa notes that "there is no risk of getting infected by the Ebola virus via air circulation during flight." Crews on Brussels Airlines flights have access to special thermoscans to check passengers' temperature, if they feel it's necessary. And British Airways has briefed all crew members flying to the region about the "causes and symptoms of Ebola." The only airline, so far, to cancel any flights is the Middle East airline Emirates. It has suspended its service to Conakry, Guinea, until further notice. It is still flying to Dakar. www.thespec.com...


Good thread Ikon S&F

Des



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: ikonoklast
a reply to: FarleyWayne
Sounds like a wise decision by British Airways. They may want to add Nigeria too. Relying on voluntary travel warnings alone seems unlikely to prevent the spread of Ebola by air travel. I hope it's not too late by the time other airlines also get wise.


Yeah im not too happy.

Sure it may put us in the west off from traverling but its not going to stop the real risk of scared and possibly infected natives trying to escape into the USA or EU

We need a west africa travel ban now as its putting our airport staff and health workers at risk.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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The minute the virus started spreading should all flights to those areas be put on hold imho but you know corporate intrests are not concerned with a lig threatening virus you know.




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