Southern Vietnam to check passenger temperature for bird flu

12-09-2006 | |

The Tan Son Nhat International Airport has started checking body temperature of international arrivals.

Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City has assigned its International Quarantine Center to supervise the temperature-measuring, which is done by machines at the airport using infra-red rays and specialized. Those who have temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius, will be invited to enter isolation rooms for bird flu diagnosis.
The Vietnamese government has recently instructed state agencies and localities nationwide to intensify prevention of bird flu , including placing a temporary ban on import of live poultry and related products from countries hit by the disease.

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