Friday, October 09, 2009

US: Airports To Take Temperatures, Quarantine Passengers

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Oct 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (CBS)
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With the holiday season just a few weeks away, health officials fear the swine flu will pick up right along with air travel. New government guidelines are on their way, designed to help keep passengers healthy. This flu season, airport staff across the nation won't just be screening for security threats. They'll also be looking out for health threats – people who look like they may have the H1N1 virus. The government says that people traveling internationally may be screened for the H1N1 virus as they leave or enter the U.S."It feels a little bit overboard," Stanford, Conn. resident Derek Ferguson said. The government warns that some passengers may be asked to pass through a screening device, have their temperatures taken, answer questions about their health, and even be quarantined if someone on the flight shows symptoms of H1N1...

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