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.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a seasoned professional with a strong background in growth strategies and editorial responsibilities. Kokou has been instrumental in driving companies' expansion and fortifying their market presence. His academic credentials underscore his expertise; having studied Communication at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), he later honed his skills in growth hacking at the Growth Tribe Academy (Amsterdam).


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