leviticus
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KLM Warns Pax Over Cholera Infection On Board

Tue May 24, 2005 10:08 am

"Royal Dutch Airlines KLM has warned 237 passengers over possible cholera infection following a flight from New Delhi on Sunday when a young boy showed symptoms of the disease. "

More info here: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/05/23/afx2046727.html

This is very sick.
 
jacobin777
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RE: KLM Warns Pax Over Cholera Infection On Board

Tue May 24, 2005 10:20 am

Quoting Leviticus (Thread starter):

This is very sick.

yes..its an infectious disease..but its something which can be taken care of, and not easily spread, unlike some other diseases....

they are probably going to do a whole "cleandown" of the aircraft..especially the waste facilities....but nothing to be too alarmed about..
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KLM685
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RE: KLM Warns Pax Over Cholera Infection On Board

Tue May 24, 2005 11:25 am

It's a very nice important detail KLM is giving to their passengers and crew. Good to see them taking care of everyone.

Nice done KLM!

[Edited 2005-05-24 04:25:31]
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squirrel83
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RE: KLM Warns Pax Over Cholera Infection On Board

Tue May 24, 2005 8:21 pm

KLM havs warned 237 passengers, on a flight from New Delhi to Amsterdam on Sunday, of which a large number transferred at Amsterdam and flew on to destinations in the US with NorthWest.
KLM and NW warned them to undergo medical tests due to the slight chance they have been infected with cholera.
A boy on the plane was found to have developed symptoms of cholera. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food.
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lamedianaranja
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RE: KLM Warns Pax Over Cholera Infection On Board

Wed May 25, 2005 12:50 am

They have done this before, with a suspected SARS case. Just in case of course, and it gives people a (false) sense of security when they know your airline is concerned about your health.
KLM Emergency Management considers these cases a good try-out for when something serious happens, BTW.
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