Quarantine set up after 60 passengers on Air New Zealand flight exhibit ‘flu-like’ symptoms

Posted on February 12, 2012

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A major health response is under way after an Air New Zealand plane landed at Auckland Airport with children with flu-like symptoms on-board.

A group of 60 passengers arrived into Auckland off NZ90 from Narita, Tokyo, this morning with the symptoms.

Air New Zealand is following public health procedures and has advised the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

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The Boeing 777-200 has 274 passengers on-board, and no-one has been allowed to exit the aircraft.

Ambulance communications said a quarantine area has been set up on the aircraft.

Two crews are on the plane and are wearing personal protective gear.

TVNZ

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