Monday, February 11, 2013
China: Ministry of Health Avian Influenza remind public to avoid close contact with poultry #H5N1
2013-02-12 (Translation) Guiyang City, Guizhou Province confirmed two human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza cases regarding the Ministry of Health issued an emergency prevention and treatment of people infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza. To remind the public, especially children, should avoid close contact with poultry and wildfowl. According to the Health Department of Guizhou Province, has not yet found the epidemiological association between the two cases. After the outbreak has been taken in accordance with the plans and programs of prevention and control measures, and all close contacts were under medical observation. As of now, it is not found by the medical officer abnormal clinical manifestations observed. The Ministry of Health also released a special human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza prevention and treatment tips. Prompted daily life to combat avian flu, first of all, a healthy lifestyle is very important. Second, we must keep the room clean the ventilation windows twice a day, at least 10 minutes each time, as little as possible to go to the places with poor ventilation. During the Spring Festival, to pay special attention to food hygiene, eating poultry and eggs thoroughly, processing, to preserve food raw, cooked separately; not eaten raw poultry meat and offal, poultry, livestock and their products anatomy of living (dead) Wash hands thoroughly after. The public, particularly children, should avoid close contact with poultry and wildfowl. According to reports, people infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by influenza A H5N1 virus in acute respiratory infections. The majority of patients with high fever and pneumonia, acute onset, high fatality rate. Currently, bird flu from poultry to humans, yet found sustained human-to-human transmission.