Travel gear for globe-trotters: Will this DIY Ebola protection suit take off?

The latest Ebola virus scare is raising alarm bells from Africa to Spain and the US.

Global travellers are taking precautions, including this passenger at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC.

Fellow travellers spotted her dressed in a hazmat suit — complete with a full body gown, mask and gloves — last Wednesday (Oct 15).

Another traveller snapped a photo of the woman in full 'protective' gear and sent it to newspaper Daily Caller.

The tweet has since gone viral.

Here's what some of them said:


Even blogger Mr Brown, who is packing for a trip to Japan, added his two cents' worth.

Almost a week after the woman was spotted, it's unclear if her choice gear will take off among travellers, especially those moving through Dulles.

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, had a layover at Dulles last month while travelling from West Africa to Texas. He died two weeks ago (Oct 8).

Health officials have said that passengers at the airport were not at risk for exposure to Ebola because Duncan was not symptomatic at the time of his flight.

Sources: Twitter, Daily Caller

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