UPDATE: FORCV.com has updated its story and so are we: It was large quantities of pressurized cans, not Tylenol.
FORCV.com, which covers the Cape Verdean community in Boston, reports TSA agents today blocked Cape Verdeans from boarding a plane to their homeland with large quantities of a variety of medical items to help victims of a dengue-fever epidemic there:
... TSA officials, unaware of the breakout of dengue Epidemic in Cape Verde this week, delayed the flight and did an extensive search of the luggage. By the end of the process, passengers were allowed to take only small amount of medical supplies. ...
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever because of the intense pain it causes, is spread by mosquitoes. On Thursday, the Cape Verdean government declared a national emergency because of the outbreak.
In addition to the painkillers and vitamins, Cape Verdeans also tried boarding a TACV flight with rubbing alcohol, mosquito repellents and hand sanitizers, FORCV.com reports.