Monday, February 18, 2013

Bird flu outbreak in Vietnam near the border

18/02/13 Translation

Deputy Director, Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health) Tran Thanh Duong said, Influenza A (H5N1) outbreak in Cambodia, close to the border of Vietnam led to the risk of avian influenza in humans from entering Vietnam is huge.

According to the World Health Organization, since early 2013, Cambodia reported five cases of influenza A (H5N1), which had four deaths. Notably, one of two local people infected with bird flu in Cambodia only 30 km from the border with Vietnam. Path spread of avian influenza may occur through trade between the two countries, cross-border smuggling of poultry, along with the source of infection from wild birds moving between the two countries.

Under these circumstances, to proactive prevention not to infection with influenza A (H5N1) from poultry to humans, especially in the provinces bordering with Cambodia, the Ministry of Health has recommended the provincial municipal strengthening international quarantine activities, early detection of cases show signs of high fever and respiratory infection, quarantine, treatment to minimize the transmission of influenza A (H5N1) in the country I; promptly inform preventive medicine centers to investigate and handle any outbreak. The medical establishment has plans to direct 24/24 hours, teams of prevention, rescue teams of the hospital ready solution of avian influenza-infected patients. Deputy Director, Department of Preventive Medicine Tran Thanh Duong recommendations, those who live close to the Cambodian border risk exposure and eating infected poultry huge, so to avoid infection should absolutely not eat, transportation birds of unknown origin, not through quarantine from Cambodia to Vietnam; trafficking, transportation of eating sick birds die, do not use the bird to dry food because it is very dangerous, infected with influenza A (H5N1) . /. According to the DCSO

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