China tightens quarantine for malaria, dengue|Society|chinadaily.com.cnPosted: March 26, 2012
From January to February, south China’s Guangdong province reported five recent entrants into the country suffering from malaria and three from dengue fever. The entrants came from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mozambique, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued an alert Monday, asking local quarantine authorities to tighten medical inspections and temperature monitoring on visitors from those countries.
Entrants who reported fever, chills, headaches or other symptoms of the diseases should be treated immediately, according to the alert.