What is the risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

July 31, 2014 9:35 AM

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What is the risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

(CNN) -- Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

"The concern that people are going to get on these flights and fly from West Africa, where these cases are, to anywhere in the world is ... a real possibility," said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent.

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