A daily chronicle of ongoing events pertaining to infectious diseases
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Vietnam: Influenza A/H5N1 overflow from Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh City emergency prevention
Currently, the A/H5N1 flu in Cambodia has spilled over the border, threatening outbreak in the southern provinces.
Bird flu in CPC has overflowed into Vietnam.risk spread, outbreaks in the southern provinces are at a high level, especially in the CPC adjacent provinces of Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Long An.
According to the veterinary VI, in Tay Ninh area bordering with you, have discovered two outbreaks in Tien Thuan and Binh Minh (Ben Cau district).
Illegal trade in poultry operations still rampant
Bird flu spreads, combined with the sale of illegal slaughter occurs widespread throughout the coastal districts increases the risk of disease and food safety in the city.
This seriously affected the epidemiological situation of cattle and public health in the area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Before this situation, the City People's Committee has asked the departments the situation closely livestock management, trade, slaughter cattle and poultry in order to detect early outbreaks, timely treatment, not to spread on a wide.
Thorough handling of the situation of trafficking movement of poultry disease, of unknown origin, not regulations.
Besides, the city asked the health sector to strengthen propaganda against influenza A in humans, prepare facilities, equipment and medicine for the prevention of bird flu in the province south.