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Beijing in search of NW029 flight passengers


Source: | 05-12-2009 08:43

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As soon as the patient was confirmed to have the A/H1N1 virus, the Beijing Health Bureau immediately began searching for passengers on the same flight he took from Tokyo to Beijing.

As soon as the patient was confirmed to have the A/H1N1 virus, the Beijing Health Bureau immediately began searching for passengers on the same flight he took from Tokyo to Beijing.
As soon as the patient was confirmed to have the A/H1N1 virus,
the Beijing Health Bureau immediately began searching for 
passengers on the same flight he took from Tokyo to Beijing

It was a busy Sunday night for staff at the control center for emergency public health affairs in Beijing.

The Beijing Health Bureau was informed of the confirmed A/H1N1 flu case shortly before midnight. The control center immediately called an emergency video meeting involving heads of 18 disease control centers in the city.

The search for 144 passengers on flight NW029 began in earnest at 1am.

It would not be an easy task as the passengers were scattered across 14 districts and counties.

Those who had already checked into local hotels were asked to go to designated places in the city for medical observation. And those already at home were quarantined in their houses.

The search lasted until eight in the morning. So far, 63 people have been located. None of them have shown flu symptoms.

Health officials are urging the other passengers to contact the Beijing Health Bureau as soon as possible.


Editor:Zhang Ning