Ebola Joke Causes Panic In Punta Cana [Video]

Tip #247: Do not make an Ebola joke on an airplane.

In case you haven’t noticed, America is a little concerned about the Ebola virus at the moment. You might even call it a full blown panic. Just look at how US Airways reacted after a passenger made a joke about Ebola.

According to the NY Post, a passenger flying from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic made a joke about Ebola after they sneezed.

The passenger reportedly said: “I have Ebola, you are all screwed.”

The passenger was just joking but the airline didn’t find it funny. When the plane landed in Punta Cana a group of people wearing hazmat suits boarded the plane to remove the passenger.

Passenger Patrick Narvaez, who uploaded the video, writes: “Once we landed in Punta Cana we were told by the flight attendants that there was a situation and that a passenger may have been in Africa and had Ebola … She was certain it was a hoax but they did not take any chances and had a full hazmat crew board the plane and take the passenger off. It was later confirmed that the passenger was never in Africa and after 2 hours we were finally able to get off the plane.”

The CDC is being extra cautious in the wake of a recent Ebola outbreak and new safety guidelines have been implemented at a number of airports around the world. So, the next time you’re flying, make sure to keep your Ebola jokes to yourself.

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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