Friday, May 01, 2009

El Salvador and the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

If you are coming to El Salvador on a flight from Mexico or the United States, where there are hundreds of confirmed cases of flu caused by the H1N1 virus, expect to be screened by Salvadoran health authorities. This video from La Prensa Grafica shows the masked and gloved health workers who are now present in Comalapa airport:



Yesterday El Salvador installed a thermographic camera to scan arriving passengers to determine if they have a fever:



According to LPG, the Health Ministry has identified 3 cases of suspected H1N1 flu in the country, among three youth who had just returned from Mexico. Specimens have been sent to the CDC in Atlanta to confirm the type of flu.

Tony Saca has declared a health emergency in the country to combat the possibility of the flu virus. El Salvador's health ministry has a web page devoted to "gripe porcina" at this link.

3 comments:

manny paul said...

Mexico City has banned restaurants and cafes from serving all food except takeaways in a bid to help prevent the spread of the deadly swine flu virus...
Mexico prepares for swine flu shutdown

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Anonymous said...

Hey Tim ,

I have been enjoying the added use of video in your blogs !

I hope it continues .

Keep up the good work !!