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China tightens human, cargo checks for H1N1 influenza A

CHINA would impose stringent checks on people entering the country by air, land and sea in an attempt to prevent H1N1 influenza A from spreading to the country, the top quality supervisor said today.

Anyone entering from places where the flu was reported should have their temperatures checked twice, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

According to the World Health Organization, 11 nations have reported H1N1 influenza A cases: Mexico, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, Germany, Israel, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

People entering China from these areas must go through a separate channel upon arrival. The first check should be done at or before that point, while the second should be done at regular inspection channels.

People with temperature at or above 38 degrees Celsius must undergo further examination, and all arriving passengers and transportation staff must provide health information, the Administration said.

The administration ordered quarantine offices to conduct thorough sanitation of flights, ships and other vehicles, including waste.

Cargo and baggage on vehicles arriving from affected areas should also be examined.


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