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Colds and flu

02 June 2010

Sick passengers shouldn't fly

Airlines and health authorities need to consider how they can prevent sick people from boarding flights.

Airlines and health authorities need to consider how they can prevent sick people from boarding flights, according to New Zealand researchers who said Wednesday there was a "small but measurable risk" of contracting swine flu in the air.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
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Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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