Fast-check against swine flu at UAE airports - UAE INFO

Aug 26, 2009

Fast-check against swine flu at UAE airports

Dubai: The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that a fast-check against swine flu is being made available at all airports in the country, Arabic daily Al Khaleej reported on Wednesday. 

Dr Ali Bin Shakar, Chairman of the Technical Health Committee for Combating H1N1 virus and the Director General of the Ministry of Health, said that the health authorities are fully equipped to deal with the high numbers of people who would be soon returning to the UAE as well as with the commencing of the schools academic year. 

The ministry has also been conducting extensive training sessions for staff across all medical sectors, Bin Skakar said. 

He added that 70 per cent of all swine flu cases that have so far been diagnosed in the UAE have been treated with medication and were quarantined at their respective homes. 

Tamilfu medication is currently available at all hospitals in the country, he said.

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