Saturday, October 10, 2009

Overseas Airports May Screen For H1N1 Symptoms

WASHINGTON (CBS)-With the holiday season just a few weeks away, there are fears that the swine flu will pick up right along with air travel.Now,officials in other countries may screen those traveling internationally from the United States as a precaution.The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration say, however, that such screenings are not taking place at travel hubs within America.A warning from tells travelers:
"Due to the outbreak of H1N1 (Swine) flu occurring in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Travelers from the United States arriving in other countries may be checked for fever and other symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu, and their travel may be delayed."
Picture Left:A passenger is checked by a doctor at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City on May 4, 2009.(ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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