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RP airports move vs Cambodia virus

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

RP airports move vs Cambodia virus

Airport authorities yesterday reactivated the anti-virus plan to prevent the entry and spread of a fatal respiratory syndrome called entero virus EV71 that has claimed many lives in Cambodia.

Manila International Airport Authority general manager Jose Angel Honado said they were now coordinating with the Department of Health and the Bureaus of Immigration and Customs on reactivating the action plan it implemented in 2003 and 2007 to contain the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian flu, or AH1N1.

Honrado said that a 24-hour monitoring and command center at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals 1, 2 and 3 has been set up.

A total of 11 thermal scanners have been deployed in six international airports in the country to screen possible carriers of the disease.

Several doctors and 27 medical assistants specifically assigned to handle such cases are on round-the-clock duty in all the terminals of the NAIA..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1334-rp-airports-move-vs-cambodia-virus

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