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MIAA apologizes after bed bugs hit some airport users

by Carl Santos

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) apologized on Wednesday after some airport users were bitten by bed bugs. 

In a statement, the MIAA said the incidents reportedly happened at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals 2 and 3.

“Following an investigation, it was confirmed that our terminals received these complaints and that two of those who were bitten sought and were given medical assistance by our MIAA medical teams,” the MIAA said. 

“The seats identified in the reports have been pulled out permanently while disinfection schedules shall continue to be undertaken.”

MIAA General Manager Eric Ines also ordered the conduct of comprehensive facility inspections and enhanced sanitation measures.

Bed bug bites can cause itchiness and possible serious or life-threatening reactions such as difficulty breathing, an irregular heartbeat, and large blisters, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 



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