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Travellers warned of new India swine flu measures

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2009 at 12:29 am

Credit to Florida Medic and his Blog

Travellers warned of new India swine flu measures

Travellers to India from countries affected by swine flu (including the UK) are likely to be asked questions or be checked for symptoms by medical staff, according to the UK Foreign Office (FCO).

Travellers suspected of having H1N1 will be admitted to designated governemnt hospitals for compulsory quarantine, testing and treatment.

India has introduced these latest surveillance measures at International Airports in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

The FCO warns: “Tamiflu is only available through government hospitals and not openly on the private market i.e. pharmacies. Travellers should be aware that transfer from a government hospital to a more modern and better equipped private facility will not be permitted for those with suspected or confirmed H1N1.  Travellers should consult their healthcare provider before travelling to India.”

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