Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tianjin to strengthen human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza monitoring

....The Beijing bird flu female dead infected the reason still not bright, pointed out according to its family member, the female dead and duck's contact were not many, has only contacted the duck neck and the elimination duck body's few short wools, but has eaten the duck meat.

The authority expressed the female dead contacts the duck only comes from the Tianjin Ji County....


In Tianjin, the suspected origin of the ducks, authorities also started bird flu prevention measures. Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and the city have gone to Jixian County to inspect the poultry market. They found no signs of bird flu.


Tianjin Xinhua Channel February 3 (Xinhua Zhang Jianxin) recently, Beijing, Shanxi, Shandong and Hunan provinces, cities have emerged of human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza cases, Tianjin human avian influenza surveillance systems showed that cases have been found Recently, Tianjin CDC influenza laboratory surveillance data show that the epidemic strain has not mutated.

It is understood that for the country occurred in the recent cases of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic, Tianjin Health has asked the district, county health bureau, the city of Disease Prevention and Control Center and related medical institutions strengthen monitoring work, do a good job in unexplained cases of pneumonia with the investigation report. At present, the clinical, epidemiological and experimental testing of experts, composed of human avian influenza contingency disposal team is already in a high state of alert, if the epidemic will be timely and effective disposal and control.

Tianjin Center for Disease Control and Prevention deputy director Zhang Zhi-lun said that the bird flu virus, mainly through the spread of respiratory tract, but also through the digestive tract and skin wounds and infections, there is no conclusive evidence of human to human, avian influenza virus known infected person's way to the main is a bird to human transmission, direct contact with dead poultry is the most common mode of transmission, consumption of raw poultry products are also in danger.

He suggested that the broad masses of people should avoid contact with live birds, washing hands thoroughly after contact with every 15-20 seconds (recommended washing with soap and water). At the same time not to eat with raw or fully cooked poultry or poultry products. If a high fever, chest tightness, chest pain and other symptoms and have a clear history of close contact with poultry, it is necessary to timely medical treatment.

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