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Despite assurances that swine flu precautions are in place at Australia's airports, some passengers arriving at Sydney Airport are not being subjected to strict quarantine checks.
AM's Jennifer Macey spoke to some passengers at Sydney Airport after they disembarked from flights from Asia and North America this morning.
One passenger on a flight from Los Angeles says no precautions were taken on the flight.
It's been on the news probably the last couple of days, but as far as precaution goes, I've seen nothing taken, or nothing had actually been mentioned to any passengers, or even in the US, outside of a little bit in the media," the passenger said.
The passenger says no announcements were made on the plane when they arrived in Sydney.
"No, none. No announcements were made by any US airlines or international airlines that I was on," he said.
But another passenger who arrived on a flight from San Francisco, says numerous announcements were made.
mpoppel@RodrigoMx will be live tweeting a news conference from Mexico in the news few minutes.
VeratectUS, California: 20 people with "severe" influenza-like symptoms, some recently visited Mexico, according to public health officer.
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Originally posted by drphilxr
One more thing!
Several venture capital firms have already secured the gene sequence for H1N1 flu
from the CDC and making recombinant DNA- attenuated viral vector vaccines
that still take about 6-8 weeks to bring to market...that's a big hedge.
Five people in NSW suspected of having swine flu have come through the first stage of testing and have been found to have contracted an unidentifiable type A virus, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said.
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VeratectUS, California: San Diego County Reports Five Confirmed Cases and Two Probable Cases of Swine Influenza
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Originally posted by CSquared288
retroviralsounds, as always it is alarming to hear from you.
Judging by how fast the virus is propogating now, how long do you think until this becomes a full-blown, publicly undeniable pandemic; if ever?