Airports monitor flights to prevent MERS epidemic
Airports in China have strengthened quarantine inspections on inbound passengers from countries that have confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which has infected 30 people and caused two deaths in South Korea.
The Beijing airport will use infrared thermometers to monitor the temperatures of inbound passengers, and quarantine inspectors will look for those who have fevers, coughs or difficulty breathing.
Authorities are paying close attention to incoming passengers at Dalian International Airport in Liaoning province, where nearly half of the inbound flights are from South Korea.
Provincial health authorities reported that the condition had improved for a South Korean man who flew from South Korea to Hong Kong last week and entered Huizhou City via Shenzhen, and was put under observation in an isolation ward. (Photo 4)