Stringent precautions are being taken at French airports in an attempt to stop the spread of Cholera which has been reported in many Middle Eastern countries.
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MV/SV Passenger with Army Medical official (2 shots)
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Background: Stringent precautions are being taken at French airports in an attempt to stop the spread of Cholera which has been reported in many Middle Eastern countries. Army medical units have been drafted in to help medical officials at airports.
Passengers on all flights from Astrakhan, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco and guinea are being asked to produce anti-cholera vaccination certificates. Travellers without certificates are being vaccinated by the special medical terms at the airports.
The army Medical units were brought in the help the airport health officials because of the strain they were under -- at Orly airport they were handling 58 flights a day.
These precautions are not only being taken at airports, authorities at sea ports have also been checking passengers from the Middle East. The Israeli Ferry Dan from Haifa was allowed to dock in Marseilles on Thursday (September 1) only after all its 360 passengers had been inoculated.
France's sole maker of Cholera vaccine, the Pasteur Institute in Paris, has stepped up production a hundredfold. So many French people were getting themselves vaccinated against cholera that the Pasteur Vaccination centre has restricted inoculation only to those who are travelling to areas affected by the disease. The centre was handling over 600 people a day.