Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela

first_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela by: – June 6, 2013 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, says there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, has said there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people and infected nearly 300 in recent months.He said while the virus has not reached Trinidad and Tobago, there will be heightened security at airports and other entry points for anyone exhibiting the flu-like symptoms.“We are susceptible because we are close to Venezuela and they have had a lot of cases in Venezuela. We have put our surveillance methods on fast forward.”Dr. Khan said while there had been one suspected case of Bird Flu, it was never confirmed because the patient recovered.The health minister said there was no “apparent threat” of the new SARS-like coronavirus following the recent visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jingping and his delegation.China reported last month that 30 people had died from the new strain of the virus that has also calimed lives in Saudi Arabia.Caribbean 360last_img

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