West Africa: Lift flight bans for Ebola - Iata

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AIRLINES should maintain services to regions hit by Ebola, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said yesterday after more carriers put flights on hold. The industry should just screen passengers at airports in infected areas, apply rigorous procedures including isolation when handling suspected cases, and disinfect planes, Iata said, citing World Health Organisation advice that aviation constituted a “low risk” for Ebola transmission. “They have been clear that travel and trade bans are unnecessary,” Iata vice-president Raphael Kuuchi said. – Bloomberg

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