U.S. CDC prepares swine flu info cards for travelers

WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The United States is preparing special cards for travelers on the symptoms of swine flu but is not specifically screening airline passengers for the virus, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday.

The center is preparing "yellow cards" to hand out to travelers to provide information about the illness caused by a new flu virus, Schuchat said.

She also said that test so far show that H1N1 component of the seasonal flu vaccine developed for use in the United States this seaon does not protect against the new H1N1 swine flu strain. She said it could take several months to develop a vaccine for the new virus.

Editing by Patricia Zengerle