posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 08:49 PM
Don't worry people - she couldn't have infected anyone else. LOL
I can tell you what it is like to be trapped near a person on a plane with a potentially fatal disease.
I was on an airplane and across the aisle was a small child. The child was listless, with the look of high fever that mothers know from the flush, and
coughing deep coughs.
When I asked the Mother if the child was sick, she shook her head no. She then moved the child from her lap on the aisle seat to a relative on the
window seat. The child was old enough that it had it's own seat but was too sick to sit in it after takeoff. The family was from South American, which
I could tell because my brother in law is from South America.
Within days I was seriously ill, hospitalized with virulent pneumonia and nearly died. I was sick for a total of 3 months because my immune system was
destroyed and I caught 2 different strains of flu after catching the disease on the airplane. Even though I had been vaccinated for flu that year.
If that child would have had Ebola, I would have caught it. Because he was just across the aisle from me on an airplane for hours on end, coughing.
From what I can tell from how far the droplets in mucus from coughing with Ebola fall, I was within the range. As would be anyone across the aisle
from an Ebola patient who was coughing, not to mention the person sitting next to them, in front of or behind them.
There is real risk of catching it from coughing and a real risk of spreading it that way also. At the close distance on an airplane the person next to
the cougher could even get the droplets in their eyes which is acknowledged to be the way many of the health professionals caught it.
8Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:54:35 -0500pm81708pmk170 by grandmakdw because: added link