Schiphol issues warning notice about swine flu

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A leaflet on the deadly swine flu will be issued to passengers heading to or for Mexico, advising them to report to their doctors if they develop any flu-like symptoms within a week.

AMSTERDAM – Passengers travelling to or from Mexico will be issued a warning notice about swine flu at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

The leaflet in Dutch, Spanish and English describes the symptoms and advises people to report to their doctors if they suspect they or any of their fellow passengers develop any flu-like symptoms within a week of their return.

There are no known cases of swine flu in the Netherlands, according to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

Four passengers returning from Mexico, who showed flu symptoms, have been given a medical examination but all cases turned out negative, reports AD on Tuesday.

The health institute says the Netherlands has 4.5 million doses of the flu medicine Tamiflu in stock, and the country is well prepared to deal with any pandemic.

Meanwhile, travel organisations in the Netherlands offering trips to Mexico have not seen any reasons to take precautionary measures.
However, passengers arriving at the Dutch island of Aruba in the Caribbean are required to fill in a form on their state of health.

Travellers leaving the island who appear to be ill are being questioned.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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