Via Arab News: Airports step up alert to keep MERS away. Excerpt:
Health authorities on Thursday announced the deaths of another three people from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the country's toll to 160.
The death toll rose as US reports said airline crews have also been told to be on the lookout for passengers suffering from symptoms and report them to the authorities if they appear ill.
Asian transport hub Singapore said it will begin checking travelers from the Middle East for fever, tightening its guard against the MERS virus.
"We intend to commence temperature screening at air checkpoints for passengers arriving from affected countries in the Middle East from May 18, 2014," the health ministry said in a statement.
The Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, advised travelers not to change their travel plans for fear of the virus since risks remain low and the virus tends to spread through close person-to-person contact, usually relatives or health care workers.