Related spread of the Ebola virus in Africa increased, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a travel warning to countries in Africa.
"WHO has not issued a travel warning in any form, but the CDC is the United States issued a warning to avoid unnecessary travel (tourism nonesential) 3 Ebola infected country," said the Head of Research and Development Department of Health Prof. Tjandra Yoga Aditama Health press release Jakarta recently.
Currently there are 39 international airports in 35 countries with direct flights from the three countries have contracted Ebola. African countries, Europe and America. International airports, among others, seven in Europe (UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands), and three in the United States (Houston, Atlanta, New York).
So far there are no direct flights to Africa from Asia, such as Indonesia.
Tjandra continue, the potential spread of the virus through small relatih commercial airlines.
In addition, a deadly virus spread through direct contact with blood or fluids, feces. "It is not through the air. So the possibility of transmission in a relatively small plane," said Tjandra.
However, you should still get the special attention and vigilance against traveling to African countries. The crew has been applied primarily to the prevention of aircraft carrying passengers from infected countries. As separates those who suspect, wearing gloves, the arrival at the airport and tell others.
Former Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health Department explains Ebola patients have symptoms such as fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, the kidneys and liver and bleeding in the body.
"The severity of symptoms is less likely that people will be able to travel by plane," said Tjandra.
Previous possibility of transmission of the virus through the flight manifest after the end of July, a passenger, PS, located Liberian workers to 40 years (naturalized American population) fell ill when off the plane in Lagos Nigeria.
PS come to Nigeria to treat Ebola sick sister. PS died five days after falling ill
There are at least 59 people tested strictly due to contact with PS, namely 15 and 44 flight attendant hospital staff. Of the 59 people, 67 people filed supervision, far not all infected
"The case of Mr. PS then open the eyes of the world about the possible spread of the Ebola through international flights," said Tjandra.