Air­ports mon­i­tor flights to pre­vent MERS epi­demic

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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)

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