Information about Airline Passengers Evaluated for Ebola
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigates serious contagious diseases on airplanes. If a sick person on a flight is reported to CDC and there is concern about Ebola, passengers are given a Travel Health Alert Notice and asked to complete a Passenger Locator Form so that we may contact them in the future if the sick person has Ebola. If a person with Ebola is identified after a flight and the person was showing symptoms during the flight, CDC will locate and notify passengers. CDC will connect these passengers with their health department so they can get information about any action or precautions they need to take.
This web page contains information about specific flights in which Travel Health Alert Notices related to Ebola were given to passengers. If you received one of these notices, it is because one or more passenger(s) on your airplane became sick during the flight with symptoms that could be caused by Ebola. This web page will help you find updated information about your possible exposure and recommended public health actions, if any, you need to take.
What you should do if you were given a Travel Health Alert Notice
Please scroll down to get information about your particular flight and find out if you need to take any action.
- Information on specific flights will be posted as soon as possible.
- Additional instructions and contact information will be posted as needed.
- If your flight information is not available, come back to this page at a later time.
*Note: Information will only be posted for those flights in which Travel Health Alert Notices were distributed. If you were on a flight in which CDC responded, you did not receive a Travel Health Alert Notice, and your flight is not listed, the ill traveler on your flight did not have a diagnosis of public health concern.
If you were on one of the flights listed below, remember that
- Spread of Ebola on a plane or in an airport is NOT likely. However, CDC is being extra careful to ensure your safety.
- Most sick people on planes do not have Ebola, even if they are traveling from a country where Ebola is spreading.
- If the person is found to have Ebola and CDC believes you were possibly exposed, a public health official will contact you.
- Until more information is available, please protect yourself and others by taking these steps:
- Take your temperature every morning and evening, and watch for symptoms of Ebola.
- Call a doctor if you get a fever* and other symptoms.
*Fever: temperature of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher or feeling like you have a fever.
- Call in advance to tell the doctor about recent travel and symptoms before going to the office or emergency room. Advance notice will help the doctor provide care and protect other people who may be in the office.
- Tell the doctor you might have been exposed to Ebola on a plane.
- Do not go anywhere except to the doctor’s office or hospital. Limit your contact with other people when you go to the doctor. Do not use public transport to get to the medical facility.
- Bring the notice you received on the plane and give it to health care staff when you arrive.
- People exposed to Ebola cannot spread it to others unless they have fever or other symptoms of Ebola. Therefore, if you have no symptoms, you are not at risk of transmitting Ebola to others.
- For more information on Ebola, go to: Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
Flight information by date
No Travel Health Alert Notices have been distributed on flights in the past 30 days.