The first suspected case of swine flu has been reported in South Korea, after a Korean citizen returned from a trip to Mexico and was apparently suffering from flu-like symptoms. They seem to be taking the threat pretty seriously, as they have begun "to conduct inspections of the belongings of tourists who have traveled back from the US and Mexico." Exactly what they are looking for would be news to me. Used tissues? Flu-ridden mini pigs? (Yeah, I'm plugging those little guys every chance I get.) Or is this just a convenient cover to justify a search for drug paraphernalia? They are apparently now using thermal cameras to monitor the body temperature of travelers arriving from suspect destinations as a first indication of possible swine flu infection.
(source: LA Times)