Cuba tight border controls and limits flies from Mexico to prevent swine flu
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- 04 / 27 / 2009
The Cuban Health Ministry on Monday has announced extra measures to prevent the swine flu virus (H1N1) from entering the island nation's borders. According to the government release published on the local media, measures include tighter sanitary controls at airports and sea ports.
Cubans are also advised to wash their hands frequently and to cover their mouths and nose when sneezing or coughing.
Flights to and from Mexico, where over 60 deaths are thought to have been caused by swine flu, have been limited, the released announced.
The Cuban Health Ministry has all necessary human and material resources to guarantee medical attention nationwide, the text added.
The World Health Organization has urged countries worldwide to look out for unusual outbreaks of flu, while it is said it will decide on Tuesday whether to raise the pandemic alert level.
Source: Prensa Latina