Via Xinhua: Philippine airports on alert for bird flu. Excerpt:
The Philippine government has alerted airport authorities to ensure that the deadly bird flu H7N9 could not enter the country following the recent discovery of first case in Hong Kong, the Philippines' Department of Health ( DOH) said Wednesday.
DOH spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag said the Philippines is still bird flu free at present, but Philippine "airports screen inbound travelers for fever so that early isolation can be done early."
Currently, he said the World Health Organization (WTO) and the DOH do not recommend travel ban to Hong Kong or China despite the reported first bird flu case in Hong Kong.
The Philippines, however, maintains ban on poultry imports from China as a precautionary measure against bird flu, he added.