An outbreak of influenza aboard a commercial airliner.

  title={An outbreak of influenza aboard a commercial airliner.},
  author={Michele R. Moser and ThomasR. Bender and Harold S. Margolis and Gary R. Noble and Alan P. Kendal and Don Ritter},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={110 1},
A jet airliner with 54 persons aboard was delayed on the ground for three hours because of engine failure during a takeoff attempt. Most passengers stayed on the airplane during the delay. Within 72 hours, 72 per cent of the passengers became ill with symptoms of cough, fever, fatigue, headache, sore throat and myalgia. One passenger, the apparent index case, was ill on the airplane, and the clinical attack rate among the others varied with the amount of time spent aboard. Virus antigenically… 

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