air travel disease

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air travel disease

Any condition linked to the unique circumstance of air travel, including transmission of measles, influenza, smallpox (of historic interest), and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the confined quarters of long commercial flights (see table below for non-infectious air travel diseases).
Air travel & disease
• Aerotitis media  Middle ear barotrauma
• Barosinusitis  Pain, bleeding of sinuses; flying with sinusitis may cause a spread to the CNS
• Deep vein thrombosis  See “Economy class syndrome”
• Heart attack  Related to anxiety, sprinting to connecting flight, decreased cabin O2 ergo hypoxia, decreased cabin humidity
• Musculoskeletal Low back pain and injuries
• Nausea and vomiting
• Syncope/vertigo  Possibly related to decreased cabin O2 leading to hypoxia
• Separation-related  Panic, anxiety, depression 
• Trauma  Due to objects tumbling from overhead–avoid aisle seats.

air travel disease

Travel medicine Any condition related to the unique conditions of air travel Infections The potential for infection by an airborne pathogen from another inmate in the confined quarters of commercial flights is understudied. See Airline food, Air sickness.
Air travel & disease
Aerotitis media
Middle ear trauma
Barosinusitis
Pain, bleeding of sinuses; flying with sinusitis may cause a spread to the CNS
Deep vein thrombosis
'Economy class' syndrome
Heart attack
Related to anxiety, sprinting to connecting flight, ↓ cabin O2 ergo hypoxia, ↓cabin humidity
Infections
eg, TB and other communicable diseases
Musculoskeletal
Low back pain and injuries
Nausea
Syncope/vertigo
-possibly related to ↓ cabin O2leading to hypoxia
Separation-related
Panic, anxiety, depression
Trauma
Due to objects tumbling from overhead–avoid the aisle seat
.