The risks of transmission of respiratory viruses in an airplane cabin are unknown.
People at three US airports may have been exposed to measles this month by infected air passengers returning from abroad.
Countries are required to have a national aviation preparedness plan for communicable diseases under a 2007 addition to the Chicago Convention.
This guidance document covers the management of ill passengers or crew members who show persistent coughing and/or impaired breathing associated with fever when bubonic plague is suspected.
Using a hypothetical Ebola outbreak as their premise, researchers found that with standard three section boarding there is a 67 percent chance of reaching 20 or more air travel related cases of Ebola per month.
Analysis suggests the network centrality of air traffic hubs contribute to seeding dengue epidemics.
This slide presentation discusses infectious disease transmission in transportation hubs.
The list of diseases includes the most communicable and potentially deadly.
Researchers are studying airline flight policies, and if changes to these policies could have an effect on infection transmission.