Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vietnam: The risk of bird flu spread to humans


Department of Preventive Medicine recommend provincial health departments to strengthen monitoring of the risk of bird flu spread to humans.

On 8/8, Dr. Nguyen Van Binh, Director of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health said the risk of avian influenza (Influenza A H5N1) spread and spread to humans, the Department of Preventive Medicine recommend provincial health departments to strengthen epidemiological surveillance in the old epidemic areas, especially for diagnosing influenza outbreak early detection, prompt treatment of isolated cases of disease, and limited number of infected and death.

For local borders, the Department of Preventive Medicine recommend strengthening the border medical quarantine, close inspection of passengers on entry from endemic areas, old epidemic areas, and coordinate this isolation not to treat epidemic invaded Vietnam. Strict inspection and supervision of poultry, imported food and transportation across the border.

Director Nguyen Van Binh warned people to immediately notify the authorities in case of detection of poultry, waterfowl sick, died. Limit contact and absolutely no meat, poultry, aquatic birds sick to avoid spreading the flu. Do not transport, sale of poultry, waterfowl and poultry products, aquatic birds of unknown origin.

Meanwhile, the National Steering Committee for Avian Influenza Prevention said the country has Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh reported outbreaks of bird flu. More worryingly, bird flu is in danger of spreading, and new outbreaks of epidemics due to favorable weather conditions for the spread of viruses and the loose movement control of poultry in many provinces and the northern border , with tons of chicken waste from China are trafficked into our country every day.

By the morning 8/8, bird flu in Quang Tri was spread out 6 communes, wards of Vinh Linh, Trieu Phong and Quang Tri town with a dead bird and human destruction is 4890. Veterinary Department of Quang Tri province has 300,000 doses of vaccine for H5N1 strain NIBRG-14 to the local poultry vaccination; levels than 5.000kg chemicals of all kinds for disinfection and handling of the outbreak and disinfection after vaccination.

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