BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Are people flying to or from Western New York concerned about getting Ebola when they travel? The answer, at least for some, is “No”. Some people News 4 talked to Friday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport say they have been learning more about how it’s transmitted and aren’t scared they will catch it if they fly in the U.S.
Most knew that it’s not transferred through the air, only through contact with bodily fluids of an infected person. Mara Koven-Gelman was sending her 16 year-old daughter on a plane by herself to Detroit.
“I know it’s obviously an issue in Africa and I know a few people have gotten who have worked with people but I think for the most part the CDC is controlling and teaching people and I know there’s lots of concern,” says Koven-Gelman.
Lea Steffan isn’t concerned either. “I really don’t have concerns. I think the airlines do the best they can to keep the planes as clean as possible I’m not really that concerned about it.”
When I asked flyers if they would fly internationally, they were a little more hesitant, but overall people aren’t nervous about catching the virus.