Watch what happened when a man joked 'I have Ebola!'

A passenger on flight from the from the US to the Dominican Republic sparked a full-scale alert when joked about having Ebola.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 08:02 AM IST

Philadelphia: A passenger on flight from the from the US to the Dominican Republic sparked a full-scale alert when joked about having Ebola.

The incident comes a day adter the US ordered screening of travellers from West Africa coming to America at five major airports.

The man on the flight reported to have said, "Hey, I`ve got Ebola, you`re screwed," after which a Hazmat (hazardous materials) team in blue suits boarded a US Airways Flight.

The incident was video taped by other passengers on board the plane and went viral after it was uploaded on YouTube and has been view over three million times after the time of writing this story.

After the flight reached its destination, a member of the cabin crew requested all passengers sit down before the Hazmat squad arrived.

"It`s going to look worse than it is," the attendant spoke over the intercom as she sought to calm nerves.

"I`ve done this for 36 years. I think the man that has said this is an idiot," she added.

(With AFP inputs)