The offshore petroleum environment is ideally suited for air medical transport, as injuries are common and medical illnesses are to be expected. The risk of contracting an infectious disease is a very real risk for anyone working in Africa. Therefore companies must consider endemic infectious disease risk and plan for sporadic outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola.
Infectious diseases and offshore evacuation
Infectious diseases such as malaria still remain a relatively common cause for both onshore and offshore medical evacuations in Africa. Therefore it is imperative for companies to put in place polices on infectious disease prevention such as malaria prophylaxis programs to help reduce morbidity and mortality from these diseases.
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