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Foot-and-Mouth Precautions?  
User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

I'd like to hear from our UK posters what precautions you have seen implemented at your local airports to prevent spread of the disease. We are getting reports that passengers departing the UK for the US are being asked to walk through some sort of sterilizing bath to clean their shoes, and anyone arriving in the US who has spent time in the countryside in the UK is having their shoes sprayed upon arrival.

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Having passed through LHR last weekend - NOTHING was done.

This is why the UK is the 'leper' of Europe - it has caused pretty much all of the European agriclutural disasters of the last decade, and it seems like nobody gives a sh*t if we pass it to other countries.

Until of course our produce gets banned, then everybody gets all uptight and thinks it's discrimination.....



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Well what would be the point in making people walk through disinfectant?!
Has it not occured to you that people wont be flying in the same shoes they were milking the cows in the previous day?!

The only thing they could (and should do) is disinfect ALL footwear being taken outside the UK, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (because there are now cases in those countries too).


User currently offlineSuperdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Here at YYC (Calgary) and other Canadian Airports that have flights from Europe have passengers that arrive here walk over a carpet that is soaked in Vinegar to help stop the foot and mouth disease.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

The San Francisco newspaper says 100% of the passengers on nonstop flights from the UK are being interviewed as they arrive, as to whether they need to be "sterilized". Depends on whether they carried any meat or dairy products and whether they visited any rural areas in the last few days.

User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

I am going to France on Sunday, and fully expect to have to walk through sterilization liquid upon return to LAX.

I hope they don't confiscate the crate of steaks I plan on carrying with me...  Smile


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

I had my pet cow confiscated! Smile


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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1007 times:
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here in Zagreb all pax from european countries (actually I believe all international pax) walk through these barriers

I believe this sickness is only dangerous to cattle, humans aree immune, and if somebody gets it is light disease (please tell me if I made an english language mistake)



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User currently offlineG-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1004 times:

In Glasgow they are confiscating Maltesers.

User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 990 times:

At my local airport, Manchester, passengers travelling outside the UK are not allowed to take any fresh meat or dairy products with them, and notices have been placed around the airport reminding passengers of this. Thats all really,
DEM



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User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 983 times:

OSL has disembarking pax walk through disinfecting baths.

I know that's not a direct answer to the question, which is in fact about the UK, but there you go, anyway. I hope it is of some interest.

Best regards,

TriStar.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 977 times:

At IAD there is a sign that says "those caught bringing in EU meat will be force fed Tofu for 7 days while in quarantine."

User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Well I don't know how similar the human case of Hand, foot, and mouth is to the cow version, but I have had it once when I was 12. I must have eaten some bad meat or something...I lost 4 lbs, and could barely eat because I had A LOT of sores on my mouth.

Arrivederci
Olympic A-340


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Well there are probably no precautions here at BRS because we get next to no pax anyway :P

EGGD


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 933 times:

We are not the ones bringing down the worlds economy....

EGGD


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Olympic A-340,
I had the human form too, but when I was still a baby.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6291 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 916 times:

There are many countries in the world where FMD is constantly suppressed by vaccinating the animals. Not in Western Europe and North America however, and hopefully it will never be needed.
But thousands of planes are constantly, and have always been, departing from "FMD vaccinating countries" where nobody can ever know if he becomes a carrier of the FMD virus.
All this shoe spraying is probably okay to make people aware that they must behave sensibly. But if it should have any real effect, then it should be done even on domestic flights in countries thousands of miles away from any FMD outbreak. A domestic passenger can never know if he walks on the same floor carpet as a foreign passenger from a FMD suppressing country. Therefore, to have any effect, the spraying should always be done all over the world on international and domestic flights, never mind if there is an outbreak somewhere in the world or not.
Or all international traffic should be banned.

There are always some funny and irrational reactions every time such disasters strike. For instance, as there are 219 outbreaks in Britain and one in France, the USA and Canada has banned all imports from all fifteen EU countries, but not from Switzerland, a non-EU country which is totally surrounded by EU countries. Highly irrational knowing that by far the most dangerous spreading of FMD virus is the wind. It is like if a Colorado bug bites a potato in Maine, then I should stop drinking Californian wine.

Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Here at BOS there was a big story on the news and everyone coming from london had to be searched for meat and step in the disinfectant.

Ren41


User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Bout time, the British have been very lax in their response to FMD, and this is why the bloody disease continues to spread.....251 cases last count.......they should be held responsible for the countries it spreads to.......I wouldn't mind if they were making a serious effort to contain it, if they were doing all they could, but their response is pathetic.......

User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Sorry, but I don't think the U.S. and Canada are overreacting, nor do I think it is "irrational" to ban beef from Europe. There is a huge beef industry here, and if it became infected, it would really hurt farmers and the economy.

To keep us eating hamburgers, I'm willing to step in some disinfectant. And I don't think we imported much meat from the EU anyway. We grow a lot of our own!


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6291 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Dear Travelin_man, you are obviously responding to my earlier post. But you missed the point.
Of course you must fight as hard as possible to keep the FMD out of your country.
Exactly the same way as thirteen EU countries, which are exactly as "clean" as your country, and all other clean countries fight to stay out.
It is so obvious that any four years old child understands it that all clean countries in the world should unite their forces to stay out - and help the unlucky countries the best they can.
But anyway your country automatically puts for instance my country plus twelve more EU countries in the same basket as the two unlucky countries.
And of course Switzerland is the case which proves your irrationality beyond any doubt.
The way your country reacts - and your own post - fits exactly to my Maine Colorado-bug / California wine theory. Anyway I will keep on drinking Californian wine.
Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Flew into JFK last Thursday (March 8th) from LHR on BA and there were no precautionary measures whatsoever.

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