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Sharjah Airport Will Scan For Swine Flu

A senior doctor and head of medical services at Sharjah International Airport said they will install thermal scanners on Monday to screen passengers for suspected casers of swine flu.  Dr. Essam Salameh said the airline receives passengers from Athens, Greece, and transit passengers on flights from Europe and Turkey pass through the airport.

Under Ministry of health procedures already in place if a pilot suspects a passenger may have the H1/N1 swine flu virus, air traffic control is informed followed by the airport medical center and passengers are checked with digital thermometers.  The thermal scanners Sharjah will use are already in place at Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They cost about Dh200,000.
 

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