A plane carrying a passenger who showed signs of dengue fever landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. According to sources familiar with the situation, the man became ill during the flight. The flight arrived from Sri Lanka.
“When the Aeroflot plane landed (in Moscow – URA.RU note), doctors were invited. Together with the doctors, people with cameras and thermal imagers boarded the plane. The potential spreader was examined, passengers who could be carriers of the infection were photographed, and people’s temperatures were taken. The patient was taken from the plane wearing anti-infection suits. Later, all passengers were asked to report to an ambulance if their health worsens,” Mash reports, citing its sources.
Medical teams were ready for the plane’s arrival. The flight attendant notified the airport about the situation on board four hours before landing. The man was separated from other passengers during the flight. People were kept on board for about an hour until further notice.
The URA.RU correspondent sent inquiries to Sheremetyevo and the Aeroflot press center. No responses had been received at the time of publication.
Dengue fever is a viral infection that is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. It is more common in Asia, Africa and Latin America. According to Natalya Pshenichnaya, deputy director for clinical and analytical work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Russians have recently increasingly gone on vacation to Southeast Asia, where dengue fever occurs, reports RT.