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Airline Protocol To Avoid Serious Diseases

Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:26 pm

With the ebola outbreak in the news lately and the concerns with bird flu couple years ago, I wonder what protocol, if any, airlines have in place to minimize the risks of spreading contagious diseases. Is it something that airlines, like MH17, rely on proper authorities to step in and out right prohibit it or do airlines take precautionary measures to preempt anything? How much would it take for an airline to cancel a flight/route due to diseases? Not to sound paranoid, but I've got the movie Contagion playing in my mind all day. I would imagine that if any disease were to spread between continents, it'd be through aviation.

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