Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vietnam: Received 20,000 equipment protection help prevent disease outbreaks

On 10/10, Vietnam has received 20,000 of labor protection equipment to help vets in new bird flu outbreak may occur and other emerging diseases, by the International Development (USAID) awarded, at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam.
The personal protective equipment consisting of 50,000 masks, 80,000 and 30,000 hooded jacket gloves for protection, worth about $ 200,000, was transferred to the provinces in the risk of the highest bird flu outbreak, or in need urgent protective equipment, to prevent human exposure to highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.
The protective equipment will help protect the veterinary staff and others involved in the prevention of and response to the H5N1 virus, or other pandemic risk in medical facilities and in communities in Vietnam

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