Swine flu precautions at airport

April 28, 2009 3:56:39 PM PDT
Airport officers got a quick refresher from Homeland Security Specialist Sgt. Rich Turzanski on how to deal with someone showing possible swine flu symptoms. Among the ounce of prevention are a surgical mask, goggles and latex gloves.

"There is no major problem or cause for concern right now but we'd rather prepare and do some training in advance," said Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan.

Authorities are carefully watching passengers arriving from Cancun. Some of Tuesday's arrivals seemed to dismiss the heightened concern. But one group cut the fun short, one day into a five day corporate meeting in Cancun the home office decided to pull the plug.

"We're excited about the trip we put a lot of work into it but for the safety of all of our managers it's the best thing to do. You don't want to take chances," said Laurie Haynes of Medford, NJ.

Travel agents are hearing similar messages from clients booked to leave in the coming days. AAA is now reaching out to customers to see if they want to change dates or destinations.

"The airlines have agreed to let people adjust or change their flights the vendors have agreed to waive certain cancellation fees we're beginning to see some hotels going in the same direction," said Gary Furlong, AAA.

Cruise lines have yet to do the same thing, however Carnival Cruise Lines did avoid to not stop at its Mexican ports right now.

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