McCarran International Airport NOT SCREENING for China Coronavirus

McCarran International Airport NOT SCREENING for China Coronavirus

Jan 31, 2020

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

In 2019, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas had over 240,000 visitors from China. 47.3 million people traveled through McCarran last year.  At least 25 people have died from the outbreak in Wuhan of the coronavirus worldwide. It’s extremely contagious because it can be contracted both by touch and the virus is airborne.

McCarran has not been directed the Federal Government’s CDC to conduct any Entry Screening yet. Entry Screenings are limited to San Francisco, New York (JFK International), Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta and Chicago (O’Hare International) according to the CDC.

There are no direct flights from China to Las Vegas according to a cursory search of flights on various websites, but just two days ago, according to local news reports, a patient in Las Vegas was isolated for possibly contracting the coronsvirus.

And a passenger was removed from a South West Flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore for possibly being infected with the coronavirus.

Coronavirus symptoms include fever, coughing, breathing problems and pneumonia. So the Entry Tests consist of checking passenger’s temperature and asking a few questions. Not exactly high tech or very scientific.

McCarran Airport has not issued any warnings on it’s website or any official statements to date.



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