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EU says airlines can't bar suspected flu sufferers

The European Union says airlines are not allowed to stop passengers suspected of having swine flu from boarding flights. That's a job for public health authorities, and so far, despite growing concern about how the disease may spread this fall and winter, the World Health Organization has not called for restrictions on travel to try to stop it. Read a little more about what the EU said here.

EU says airlines can't bar suspected flu sufferers

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The European Union says airlines are not allowed to stop passengers suspected of having swine flu from boarding flights. That's a job for public health authorities, and so far, despite growing concern about how the disease may spread this fall and winter, the World Health Organization has not called for restrictions on travel to try to stop it. Read a little more about what the EU said here.  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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