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Travel American Airlines pilot tests positive for coronavirus

08:40  13 march  2020
08:40  13 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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A pilot employed by American Airlines has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the airline revealed Thursday. The anonymous aviator is based in Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline ’s hub. In a statement shared with Fox News, a spokesperson for the carrier emphasized that the risk of A pilot employed by American Airlines has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the airline said on Thursday. (iStock). The airline did not disclose exactly when the employee tested positive or how recently they had flown. On a national level, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak continues to

An American Airlines Group Inc. pilot tested positive for coronavirus , becoming the first at the carrier to be diagnosed with the disease that’s infected more than 128,000 people globally and killed nearly 5,000. Neither the Allied Pilots Association nor the airline would confirm when the pilot became ill, say if he or she was flying recently or release any personal information. The union learned of the coronavirus case Wednesday night. American said in a statement it is “in close contact” with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials.

An American Airlines pilot based in Dallas has tested positive for coronavirus.

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American spokesman Curtis Blessing said the airline's chief medical officer and leaders in its pilots' office are in touch with the the pilot, who is based at the airline's hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

There have not been other publicized cases of U.S. airline pilots testing positive, though there have been reports of others in the travel industry testing positive, including airport medical screeners and TSA officers.

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An American Airlines pilot based out of Dallas-Fort Worth airport has tested positive for coronavirus , the airline confirmed on Thursday. The airline does not wish to release any information on when the pilot last flew but maintains that the risk of transmission to passengers is low. On Thursday American Airlines released an announcement confirming that one of their pilots has been infected with COVID-19. In a statement to Simple Flying, the airline says that its Chief Medical Officer and leaders from its pilots ’ office have been in touch with the pilot and are communicating with all

An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for coronavirus , according to the airline and a second source familiar with the matter. “ American ’s Chief Medical Officer and leaders from our pilots ’ office have been in touch with our Dallas Fort Worth based pilot who tested positive for COVID-19. We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials and are coordinating with them on all required health and safety measures," according to a statement from the airline .

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"We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials and are coordinating with them on all required health and safety measures,'' Blessing said.

American would not disclose whether the pilot flies international routes or where and when they last flew for American.

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American's pilots are represented by the Allied Pilots Association. A spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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" American 's Chief Medical Officer and leaders from our pilots ' office have been in touch with our Dallas Fort Worth based pilot who tested positive for COVID-19," American said in a statement. "We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials and are The spread of the novel coronavirus , and its associated sickness known as COVID-19, has now infected some 135,000 people worldwide, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. 1,700 of those cases are in the United States. In an effort to slow the virus' advance, many airlines including

DALLAS - American Airlines confirmed that a pilot based in “Dallas-Fort Worth” has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s not yet known where the pilot was when they tested positive . As of Thursday, there are eight confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Texas – three in Dallas County, four in Collin County RELATED: Coronavirus coverage. The airline did not release any additional information about the pilot , or any flights the person may have piloted recently. They said HIPPA laws would not allow them to provide any details on the pilot ’s symptoms or condition. American Airlines says pilots typically

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