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Passengers from Texas face stricter screening

PASSENGERS coming from the state of Texas and its surrounding areas in the United States are being subjected to stricter quarantine checks at city airports following the outbreak of the West Nile epidemic that has killed dozens there, quarantine authorities said yesterday.

Local quarantine and supervision bureau said they are stepping up checks on visitors and their luggage, but there is no need to panic.

Goods and mails from the region are also under strict scrutiny with mosquito and larva killed immediately. West Nile Disease is an illness transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

Those who have visited the epidemic-hit areas and suffer from fever or rashes should report to quarantine authorities or visit hospitals immediately, the bureau said.

Those suspected of being infected will be sent to medical institutions for further observation and treatment.


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