Started in the Tunisian health authorities and the Algerian, Libyan and Egyptian with the World Health Organization moves on many fronts to address the possibility of the spread of infection and transmission of bird flu or swine plague.
To date there are no cases of plague in Tunis, according to sources from the Ministry of Public Health, but said the casualties in Libya in the limited and narrow focus of a small adjacent to the Egyptian border, the Egyptian authorities fear the tourist season, in front of more than one million Egyptian workers in Libya In addition to the vast border between the two countries and more than 1150 km, while extending the border between Tunisia and Libya, 459 kilometers only.
Plague, or the so-called scientific «Alisina Taonip» (Yersiniapestis) is a bacterium that has emerged in previous decades, disappeared and was shown from time to time in certain spots have emerged in the nineties in India, which is infectious, but less serious epidemic of tuberculosis.
Has contacted the Department of Public Health, confirmed to us by Dr. Mundhir Bedjaoui Kahie Director of the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases, the «Epidemiological Alisina» affecting the lymph nodes or the so-called in Tunisia (Alolcic) Balantfaj, the bacterium is moving in the blood, but only in (Alolcic) and can be addressed smooth, less serious than bacterial pneumonia contagious epidemic through sputum and breath .. In the second case Valty easier.
He assured that the siege of the Libyan authorities in connection with the center of the epidemic (which moved some of the infection on to Algeria, through the nomadic particular) said that the World Health Organization in connection with the follow-up is carefully coordinated with the States concerned.
Health system, accurate
The treatment of this epidemic is possible with antibiotics and said that we are following the situation carefully, and appreciated the high proportion of the risk and made sure that small.
Dr. Bedjaoui said that our health system is very strict and we carefully monitor any injury occurred in the form of the intervention would be a speedy and effective as we have adopted a system of surveillance based on the biological and medical and biological laboratories equipped with the latest techniques and technologies, and all suspected cases in which care is carried out the necessary analysis and then identify and address in the form of injury and make sure he said: «We're prepared for all eventualities and we have all the means and methods to account for the plague of HIV».
He also said we are the follow-up and control the most serious disease of about twenty that have energy and a contagious epidemic, rapid proliferation and, therefore, «we have focused a general framework for finding and declaration of disease and the effectiveness of address» said «We have informed the doctors and we have warned for more vigilance and increase vigilance».
He denied the existence of any cases of this disease in Tunisia, and there is coordination between the States concerned and the World Health Organization, and even those in tight spots in Libya or Algeria, the control possible.
For the plague that threatened to crawl from the south and Almentsbp him impregnable walls healthy, but how prepared health management in Tunisia of the virus creeping from the north, known as swine flu virus scientific name (H1 N1)?
Visitors from the north
The Tunisian Ministry of Public Health sought approaches or ways to resist the virus, swine flu and the way he named the first Dr. Munther Bedjaoui Our actions to address the prevention of entry, since the virus was in some regions of the world such as Mexico and the United States and Canada ... And the Ministry of Health has tried to monitor the situation after the intensified surveillance in airports, ports and crossing points by focusing on the machines to monitor the heat after using the infrared ray and can monitor the cases infected by the temperature of the body, are also sometimes resort to the measurement of temperature by means of suspected cases regular and known and were monitored carefully to all the entrants officially announced the existence of three cases, is now in the process of follow-up and said there are 60 suspected cases under control, but can not confirm the injury.
Not the most dangerous of the winter influenza
The focus of the Ministry of Health in the central informer Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis-finding and analysis of cases and suspected cases in the form of an injury, it is isolated and treated, the official said, we have a sufficient stock of medicines to combat swine flu.
The second phase or the second method, after that changed and how to address the Ministry of Health following the discovery of three people and injuries to entrants prepared all concerned to strictly, and said Our has been shown that it is not serious, not more dangerous than regular winter influenza (uncertainty).
"Some viruses when they appear in the new strain is feared all seriousness, as is the case for the N5 H1 virus known as avian flu, but the proportion of N1H1 fatality (death) when little, so that cases that have emerged in Mexico and Canada was brought under control and there was no longer deals medicine.
Here the question arises, since the swine flu virus was not serious, then why do all these warnings and alert the world, especially by the World Health Organization, which submitted to the sixth grade and as a global pandemic?
Dr. Mundhir Bedjaoui answer by saying that there are some viruses that are not dangerous in the beginning with no Mujtha first, but later evolve from season to another and be able to adapt to it and become stronger, and the warnings of the World Health Organization is in this context, it is feared that the second wave of this virus and the fear that develops, especially during the coming winter, therefore, must prepare now to meet it.
"We will campaign to raise awareness and distribution of more than 100 thousand of this outstanding issue and said we are ready for a high enough stocks of medicines and reagents minutes.
Fear of the second wave
In the form of the virus in the second Mujth during the coming winter will do what the Ministry of Health?
Ojabna ministry official said in the form of proliferation, we will concentrate on serious cases is expected to be the number of casualties in the coming winter than it is now, which could affect more on the elderly and people living with lung diseases, heart diseases and some chronic diseases, so doctors will be the focus as the level of risk .
"We are ready with ambulances and equipment and we have all the capabilities and means to address, in the form of the existence of injuries, saying it will be isolated so as not to spread infection and possibly more private clinics will be the focus of the injured, but there is an important role as a citizen of the protection begins from home, by isolating the patient and the use of tissue paper and then throw in a special container and wash your hands for sure more than once a day with the adoption of preventive measures, which will be announced in the postings and campaigns rationalization.
Our said that it was no cause for concern or panic, possible prevention and treatment is also available and effective and not a serious disease.
Is it war?
In general, what can be said is that prevention remains the most important geographical location make Tunisia is located in an area between the threat of encroachment Khammash epidemic of avian and swine encroachment from the north and remains an open question to what we hear from time to time epidemics and sophisticated viruses before us on the question of global epidemics and medicine and industry laboratories problematic viruses and bacteria, is the new war? Epidemics and their dirty tactics?