“I have Ebola! You are all screwed.”

Not very smart to be shouting that in a plane. A “joke of poor taste” doesn't even begin to describe what ensued.

This is not a still from the movie ‘Outbreak’ (image credit: Patrick Narvaez, YouTube)

This is not a still from the movie ‘Outbreak’ (image credit: Patrick Narvaez, YouTube)

Passengers were ordered to stay in their seats as emergency medical teams dressed in protective suits boarded the aircraft at Punta Cana airport to confront a traveller who had been coughing during the trip from the US.

A few minutes later the man, said to be a 54-year-old from the US, was escorted from the US Airways aircraft protesting, “I ain’t from Africa. S***.”