We reported a few weeks ago about how flights inbound from Zika infected areas are now being sprayed with pesticides, well people are beginning to raise concerns, which in this case has resulted in the Woman complaining being forcibly removed from the plane:
Here is the UK’s Government Website announcement of the procedure published back in February of this year:
All aircraft returning to the UK from countries currently affected by active Zika virus transmission will be sprayed with insecticide as part of a comprehensive government response to the disease.
On Monday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the issue of microcephaly – which may be linked to Zika – a public health emergency of international concern.
As a precautionary measure, the government is asking airlines to ensure that disinsection (spraying with insecticide) takes place on all flights to the UK from countries with confirmed transmission of Zika.
Disinsection involves spraying a simple insecticide inside the aircraft to reduce the risk of passengers being bitten by any mosquitoes that could have entered the aircraft. It already occurs on the majority of flights from the region as a precaution against malaria.
Here is the footage from another passenger who caught the process in action:
They’ve been doing this for years on Qantas flights from the U.S. to Australia.