TITLE

Improved flu screening needed at airports

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) regarding the need for the Canadian federal government to manage risks involving infectious diseases arising from international air travel. The report suggests several measures including prescribed criteria for declaring travel bans and extensive use of thermal sensing technologies at airports. The report notes that Toronto, Ontario airport is the most vulnerable point of entry of infectious disease in Canada.
ACCESSION #
44716722

 

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