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Renamed swine flu certain to hit Taiwan

Airport quarantine officials continue to monitor arrivals from abroad. Those found to have a fever by the ultrared monitor have to have their body temperature checked.

Passengers arriving from the North American continent, including Mexico, the United States and Canada, will undergo an on-board check starting today, the disease control center said.

Those arriving aboard EVA Airway flight BRO17 from San Francisco at 5:10 a.m. will be warned by the captain, who is charged with reporting suspected cases.

Quarantine officers will board the plane to tell passengers to report whether they have flu symptoms. Those who have will be given a test.

But passengers who show no self-conscious symptoms will disembark first, a CCDCC spokesman said. "Those suspected will leave the plane last," he added.

These passengers will be escorted to a quarantine offices for a further checkup. "Necessary measures may be taken, if necessary," the spokesman said.

That means passengers found to be H1N1 flu virus carriers may be quarantined.

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation, which operates the bullet train service, inaugurated a new flu information center, which receives reports of suspected cases on a 24-hour basis.

All local trains will flash LED (light-emitting diode) light flu warnings.

Why the change of name for swine flu?

The virus was first isolated from swine, and the disease is called swine flu, the CCDCC spokesman said. The virus has mutated and human-to-human transmission of the virus is possible.

"So we'd better take off 'swine' from 'flu,' and call it H1N1 flu or new flu," the spokesman pointed out. H1N1 is the designation of the mutated virus.

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April 29, 2009    go.taiwan!@
I am amazed at the stupidity and gullibility of people and officials.

Masks again, just like SARS, what a joke. It is far more dangerous to drive on the roads here. I suppose that officials are paid (highly) to do something.

Reminds me of a chicken with its head chopped off.
April 30, 2009    ronaldwsm@
go.taiwan!@ wrote:
I am amazed at the stupidity and gullibility of people and officials.

Masks again, just like SARS, what a joke. It is far more dangerous to drive on the roads here. I suppose that officials are paid (highly) to do something.

Reminds me of a chicken with its head chopped off.
Be proud! Taiwan has the best healthcare system in the world. Taiwan is doing its best and it is important to have masks again because Taiwan is highly populated.
May 1, 2009    melenheads04@
The best health care system in the world? Really? Is that why I am required to have a relative or to hire someone to stay with me at the hospital? Nurses cannot even change the catheter bag! It is good here but I would not say it is the best. Got to love the "Taiwan is best!" propaganda everyone spits out.
May 10, 2009    organinc@
melenheads04@ wrote:
The best health care system in the world? Really? Is that why I am required to have a relative or to hire someone to stay with me at the hospital? Nurses cannot even change the catheter bag! It is good here but I would not say it is the best. Got to love the "Taiwan is best!" propaganda everyone spits out.
Which hospital is that...?
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 Renamed swine flu certain to hit Taiwan 
The Center for Disease Control under the Department of Health shows reporters the huge inventory of anti-flu vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza in Taiwan. Officials ensured consumers, yesterday, that pharmaceutical firms here can boost their production under license to adequately meet the needs of safeguarding the people against swine flu which has emerged as a growing threat. (AP)

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