How to Protect Yourself from Illness on an Airplane

Last year's flu season was no joke. A total of 180 children died from the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season. And the 2018-2019 flu season is right around the corner.

After Wednesday’s sudden quarantine of an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport in New York City, would you know what to do if you were sick on a plane? Hundreds of people packed inside a plane for a 14-hour flight from Dubai to New York were infected with flu-like symptoms. A hacking cough spread through the rows, and passengers rushed down the aisles to get sick in the tiny bathrooms. 

If you or your family plans to travel between September and March, you'll want to watch this video carefully and remember these tips for staying healthy and flu-free while in the air.


 

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