Friday, May 8, 2009

Freedom to Fly with Swine Flu

A woman was diagnosed with Mexican swine flu during her stay in the United States. She flew to Israel on May 3rd. Haaretz reported:

The Health Ministry has requested that all the passengers who were on this flight to report to an emergency room in their area to be tested for the virus if they should experience any flu symptoms.
How does a patient diagnosed with active disease get on a plane? Freedom from public health.