LAX guards against swine flu

Forty-five daily flights to and from Mexico operate from Los Angeles International Airport. To guard against swine flu, it’s cleaning the restrooms in the international terminals twice an hour. KPCC’s Brian Watt spoke with a family just off a plane from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Forty-five daily flights to and from Mexico operate from Los Angeles International Airport. To guard against swine flu, it’s cleaning the restrooms in the international terminals twice an hour. KPCC’s Brian Watt spoke with a family just off a plane from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Brian Watt: Twenty-eight-year-old Nathaniel Parson teaches language arts at the American School of Guadalajara. He said the school took precautions against swine flu.

Nathaniel Parson: The day they heard about it, mid-day, they announced that students could go home as soon as they wanted. Students got on their cell phones, rides came within an hour.

Watt: Then the school shut down for at least a week. That gave Parson, his wife Grace, and son Solomon time to visit family in Santa Barbara. They flew to Los Angeles on Mexicana airlines.

Parson: We had to fill out a paper that asked us if we had any symptoms, flu-like symptoms, but no one took the paper.

Watt: The small paper form with a blurred “Gobierno Federal” seal asks travelers to check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ boxes next to 7 flu symptoms. At the bottom, it recommends that anybody who answers ‘yes’ to all the symptoms postpone their trip and visit a doctor.

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