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Health & Medical Information

The following content is for reference by a physician to help determine a patient’s fitness for air travel.

Conditions Onboard:
• The airplane is provided with a sealed and turbocharged cabin. The air pressure in the cabin is equal to the atmospheric pressure at a height of 2,300 meters (7,000 feet). Therefore, expansion of air in the cabin and slightly anaerobic conditions may be found.
• Minor bumps and vibrations may occur during the flight.
• Flight attendants have received basic first-aid training, but do not have authorization to perform injections on patients; they also have the duty to maintain the state of the entire airplane and thus do not have time to provide passengers with special treatment.The space available for moving around and the comfort conditions of the cabin are limited by the technical state of the plane.

Patients with the following conditions are not fit for air travel:
• Patients with heart disease in serious or dangerous state. For example: serious heart failure; patients with cyanosis symptom or myocardial infarction (patients who have suffered myocardial infarction within six weeks of the flight).
• Infants younger than 14 days old.
• Pregnant women. Pregnant women whose gestation period has exceeded 36 weeks. (Women pregnant for 32-36 weeks must present a certificate of diagnosis signed by a doctor within 72 hours of the flight).
• Anemic patients whose hemoglobin level is below 50 percent (Hb8g/dl).
• Patients with serious tympanitis accompanied by symptoms of eustachian tube blockage.
• Patients who have recently suffered from spontaneous pneumothorax or patients who have recently experienced nervous system symptoms caused by pneumothorax angiography.
• Patients with large mediastinal tumors, supermajor hernia turgescency or intestinal obstruction; patients with head injuries, intracranial hypertension, or skull fracture; patients who have recently suffered mandibular bone fractures and have been fitted with metallic wires.
• passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol; psychotic patients; people prone to hurt others or inflict self-injury.
• People who have recently undergone surgery and whose wounds have not completely healed, women who have given birth within two weeks of flight.
• Patients who have suffered spine type gray inflammation in the past 30 days.

Patients with the following infectious or difficult diseases:
• Cholera, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, eruption typhus, dysentery, smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, plague, encephalitis epidemica, meningitis, infective tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
• Dermatosis patients who have infectious wounds or who may cause discomfort to other passengers.
• Patients with serious symptoms of hemoptysis, hematemesis, or vomiting.

Above information is for reference only, please contact our local office for more details.