El Al to ban boarding of sick passengers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al will not allow passengers with symptoms of swine flu to board its planes.

Passengers with symptoms of the N1H1 virus will not be allowed to board without a note from a doctor attesting that they are in good health, Ynet reported.

Passengers who begin to exhibit signs once a plane is en route will be isolated and treated with masks. Also, anything the passenger touches will immediately be disinfected, according to the report.

Twenty-one Israelis have died of the swine flu.

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