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Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?

Skip a flight if you have symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Since germs can spread easily in a confined airplane cabin, it's important to make sure that it's safe to fly.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you should avoid plane travel if:

  • You have a baby who is less than 2 days old, or if you're beyond 36 weeks pregnant.
  • You've had a recent surgery or injury to the head, eye or stomach.
  • You've had a recent stroke or heart attack.
  • You've had recent chest pain, sinus problems, brain swelling, a contagious illness, sickle cell disease, psychotic episode or a serious respiratory disease.
  • You've had a recent fever and rash, vomiting or diarrhea.
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