PP RUEHDE RUEHDH RUEHDIR
DE RUEHDO #0307/01 1271352
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 071352Z MAY 09
FM AMEMBASSY DOHA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9039
INFO RHMFIUU/FAA NATIONAL HQ WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN 0747
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 DOHA 000307
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KFLU AEMR AMED ASEC CASC KFLO TBIO KSAF KPAO PREL
PINR, AMGT, MG, QA
SUBJECT: TFFLU01 QATAR H1N1 STATUS REPORT
REF: DOHA 288
(SBU) KEY POINTS
-- There are no confirmed cases of H1N1 in Qatar as of May 7, 2009.
-- Embassy's Pandemic Influenza Working Group continues monitoring
the situation in Qatar and coordinating preventive measures.
Embassy and U.S. military reps will meet May 11 with Qatar's
Director of Public Health to discuss possible future restrictions,
particularly as they may impact U.S. military operations in/via
-- Qatar has stockpiles of 2.6 million N95 respirators and Tamiflu
courses for 20 percent of the population.
-- The airport has enhanced its entry screening procedures and will
install thermal screeners by May 8. Sick passengers will be tested
at the airport clinic and, if type A virus is discovered, isolated
at a local hospital until lab results confirm if it is H1N1.
End Key Points.