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Date:5/26/2009

s that could reduce the risk of a pandemic influenza spreading widely in the US. First, if possible passengers should be screened before they board a plane bound for the US. Second, passengers presenting symptoms on arrival should be tested for the pandemic influenza virus and potential quarantine. The authorities should be aware that passengers may infect each other before and during their flight and that any screening program is likely to increase delays and queues.

Finally, the team suggests that advances are now needed in diagnostics for infection to automate and speed up confirmation.


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Contact: Robert Brigantic
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Inderscience Publishers
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