Travelling by Plane Is the Fastest Way for Infectious Diseases to Spread

A new study, conducted by the researchers from Arizona State University, USA, finds that traveling by plane is the fastest way for infectious diseases to spread. The spreading speed depends on such factors as place size and boarding method.Infectious Diseases

The researchers created a model simulating the spread of Ebola infection. The model can predict how many passengers would get an infection after using one of several different boarding methods. It also evaluates the influence of such factors as deplaning methods and plane size.

In their study, the researchers note: “Safer options include the two-section, random method, where the plane is divided into two lengthwise sections and passengers board randomly within those sections.”

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