Flight attendant in coma after catching measles on plane from New York

Flight attendant in coma after catching measles on plane from New York

Israeli health officials warned people who were on board El Al flight 002 – which left John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City on 26 March and landed in Israel a day later – to seek medical care if they developed a fever, often the first sign of the highly contagious disease.

Flight Attendants Cosmic Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Flight Attendants Cosmic Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Advertisement Cosmic Radiation Is a Significant Health Hazard in Large Doses According to the authors, the results suggest several environmental exposures — including ionizing radiation, circadian rhythm disruption, past exposure to secondhand smoke during flights (for those who worked during years prior to the in-flight smoking ban) and a variety of chemical agents with known carcinogenic potential — contribute to flight crews' elevated cancer risk, although ionizing radiation may be one of the most significant factors.