Sunday, December 4, 2011

Taiwan: Dept. of Health: International human and animal H5N1 influenza outbreak continues, people traveling abroad should strengthen self-protection,

Department of Health Disease Control said that the recent spate of international human and animal cases of H5N1 influenza, showing the international presence of avian influenza pandemic risk, people travel should strengthen self-protection, to avoid infection.

World Health Organization (WHO) today (100) announced on November 29, 1 new human case of H5N1 in Egypt confirmed cases of influenza; the other on the same day Vietnam and Nepal have also heard of poultry infected with H5N1 bird flu, of which the capital of Nepal - Kathmandu more the first outbreak of avian flu. So far this year cumulative total cases, 55 cases occurred countries Egypt, Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh, four countries, the majority of cases had a history of contact with infected poultry; As part of animal bird flu so far this year a total of 18 States on 445 outbreaks occurred China's neighboring countries of Japan, Korea and Hong Kong-based.

Based on WHO and the World Animal Organization (OIE) published data from 92 worldwide so far this year total of confirmed cases of human H5N1 influenza and 571 cases, including 335 cases of death, mortality rate of nearly 60%. CDC pointed out that the regional spread of bird flu, people have been frequent, and called for people to travel abroad should pay attention to personal hygiene and avoid contact with birds, and out of traditional markets should also pay special attention to safety, return, such as fever or when Flu symptoms can quarantine personnel at the airport for assistance, if feeling unwell after returning home should wear masks as soon as possible for medical treatment, doctors explain to travel and contact history to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the council also called on livestock-related practitioners should enhance personal health protection, and publicly funded influenza vaccine inoculation as soon as possible to avoid each other and animals spread the virus, the virus may re-occur in the body.

The international avian flu prevention measures and related refer its website, or call toll-free hotline 1922 Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation contact.

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