Air travel is now widely accessible, with a resulting increase in the numbers of international air travellers and a consequently greater risk of communicable diseases being spread by infectious travellers. The transmission of airborne infections between people in confined spaces such as aircraft is of particular concern to health officials and the general public…

 

There have been several reported episodes of potential transmission of TB infection on board aircraft, even among crew members.  This WHO  guide include specific recommendations for passengers, air crew, physicians, public health authorities and airline companies. The potential role of WHO in the context of TB associated with air travel is outlined.

 
 
 
 

 

**  Tuberculosis and Air Travel
       World Health Organization 3d edition . 2008
       Dr. Lindsey Martinez / editor