This is a general Ebola travel warning for travelers to Africa, as well as specific instructions for air travel staff and flight crews:
We have added a blog post on the current ebola crisis in West Africa at www.healthinsuranceinternational.biz as well as updates, maps, and information regarding travel and links to U.S. State Department travel advisories, Foreign Office travel warnings, etc.
The current Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak is the worst that we know of to date. Having killed roughly and with over 1200 cases reported, and 943 confirmed in three nations. It has also been the cause of one American death in Nigeria (who flew unknowingly with the disease from Liberia), where two other suspected cases have been reported.
Two of the top West African virologists have died after contracting the disease while trying to save patients lives, Dr. Samuel Brisbane and Dr. Sheik Umar Khanone has died from the disease.
Two U.S. health workers serving with Samaritan’s Purse have also contracted the disease and are at risk. At the time this is published, both should be under care at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital which is specifically set-up to handle first responders and others infected by highly contagious diseases.
Ebola deaths are down to 60-90% fatality rate from 90% from a decade ago, however there is still no known cure and treatment options are extremely limited.
For those in the travel industry and Air Transportation Industry –
A report from the U.S. CDC (Center for Disease Control) for airline pilots, flight crews and baggage handlers has also been released here: http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html