Practical Case-Response Approaches to Investigating the Spread of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft: Swine Flu A/H1N1 Transmission via the Aviation Sector Academic Article uri icon


  • Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 is now well established in all countries. While the northern hemisphere prepares to mitigate the effects of an anticipated “second wave,” it is informative to look back at the early stages of the pandemic when containment was still a central strategy. This presentation describes the case of an Israeli traveler returning from Central America with influenza A/H1N1 2009 and considers the implications of in-flight transmission.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010