Ebola medical evacuation flights cut

Several commercial airlines have announced that they have stopped all flights to the region and there are reports of countries not allowing air ambulances to make refuelling stops, further complicating the medical evacuation option that many companies provide for their employees in high risk affected areas such as Sierra Leone and Liberia.

One medical evacuation company, International SOS, has also announced that they will no longer provide emergency medical evacuation services for patients with Ebola symptoms stating that “International evacuation should not be considered as feasible for patients with active clinical symptoms of Ebola,” in a statement on its website last updated on Thursday. “International evacuation of patients with Ebola or other viral haemorrhagic fevers is highly complex, and may not be achievable,”