2009-04-30 / Local & State

Pittsburgh Airport On Alert For Possible Swine Flu

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Employees at Pittsburgh International Airport are being "extra vigilant'' for any problems that could be related to swine flu.

Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny says no special procedures have been implemented yet. But airport officials have been alerted to the possibility of a medical emergency.

Jenny says the airport is waiting for further instructions from the Allegheny County Health Department. There are two direct flights every week from Cancun, Mexico to Pittsburgh.

Officials believe the flu originated in Mexico, where hundreds have fallen ill and dozens have died.

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