Feverish Boy Held at Clark Airport

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Feverish Boy Held at Clark Airport


ANGELES CITY – A three-year-old boy who arrived at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) from California via South Korea last Monday was held by airport officials for having fever and exhibiting symptoms of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.Airport officials said the boy who arrived with his parents aboard an Asiana Airlines flight from South Korea was detected to be suffering from fever by a thermal scanner at the DMIA. The family originally came from California in the US where an outbreak of the Influenza A H1N1 virus has been confirmed.“The airport management immediately conducted physical examinations on the boy,” DMIA officials said.Airport officials said the passenger, who was not named, was later allowed to go home after it was determined he was just suffering from ordinary flu.The DMIA did not say when the boy was sent home or what tests were conducted to determine that his fever was not due to the Influenza A H1N1 virus.“We are taking all precautions to prevent the H1N1 virus from entering the country,” DMIA officials said.Meanwhile, journalists in Central Luzon and other parts of the country were urged to bring surgical masks in their coverage of stories, particularly in hospitals and airports. …

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