Monday, November 28, 2005

News - Shanghai to check international travelers for bird flu, state media says

Shanghai on Monday began screening international passengers for fevers, a precaution aimed at preventing the spread of bird flu, the city government said.

All passengers leaving or entering the country via the city?s Pudong International Airport have to complete a health declaration form saying if they have had close contact with poultry, birds, bird flu patients or suspected cases over the past week and whether they have symptoms such as fever, coughing and being short of breath, the government said in a notice posted on its Web site.

Any passenger whose temperature measures over 38 Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) will be further examined, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Khaleej Times Online

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