posted on May, 22 2006 @ 07:46 AM
Wow this reads alot like Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone"
A WOMAN who arrived in London on a flight from Africa yesterday is reported to have died from the deadly and contagious ebola virus.
Panic has spread among cabin crew and hospital staff after the death of the 38-year-old Briton.
The unnamed woman is understood to work at an embassy in the African kingdom of Lesotho.
Before boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow she visited a doctor complaining of flu-like symptoms.
She was allowed to fly, but during Flight VS602 to the UK she suffered a violent fit which left her unconscious.
Cabin crew and passengers rushed to her aid but towards the end of the flight she began to vomiting.
Rest of article here: www.mirror.co.uk...
They are issuing warnings to the cabin crew to monitor their health for any onset of symptoms that Ebola presents.
In the book The Hot Zone the same scenerio plays out. A gentleman gets on a plane with flu like symptoms, vomits the virus in the plane and winds up
infecting those that tried to help him.
Scary to think just how easily things have the ability lto travel via one person.
I hope everyone else will be ok.