In addition to the immense public health ramifications, the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa also carries with it serious economic, and logistical impacts as well.
Today, British Airlines announced the suspension of all flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone are canceled for the remainder of August.
This announcement was posted a short time ago on the BA website.
Answer Id 5072 | Updated 05/08/2014 05.08 PM (UK time)
British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until 31 August 2014 due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries.
The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the routes under constant review in the coming weeks.
What to do if your flight has been cancelled
If your flight has been cancelled, please do not travel to the airport.
We have a policy in place outlining the options available to you and how to make changes to your booking.
In addition we have made the following options available to you up to the 31 August 2014:
A rebooking to a later date on a British Airways flight to/from Liberia or Sierra Leone from 1 September 2014.
A rebooking with British Airways on its flights in August between London and Abuja, Lagos, Accra or Nairobi. The journey between Liberia or Sierra Leone to/from these four African cities will be at the customer's own expense.
We are also speaking with other carriers to discuss other options which may be available for customers.