Travelers diarrhea has reached epidemic proportions in Alaska, where the state has banned all flights to and from the islands, and the Department of Transportation has imposed travel restrictions on most major U.S. airports.
The problem was reported on Tuesday by Alaska Airlines, which said more than 100 people have been hospitalized in the state due to the outbreak.
The airline says it is working with state health officials to investigate the cause of the outbreak, which has been reported in five communities in Alaska.
The airline said in a statement on Wednesday that it is monitoring the situation closely and working with the Alaska Department of Health to determine if further action is necessary.
Alaska’s largest airline, Alaska Airlines says it has suspended flights to the state until further notice.
The company says it will also work with state officials to address the outbreak and the health effects of the disease.