Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MOH: WHO on the prevention and control of avian influenza in China to the world provided an additional "do not recommend"

April 10, 2013 The World Health Organization said the avian flu in China, other countries and regions to achieve special screening at ports of entry is not recommended; does not recommend the implementation of any travel restrictions; does not recommend the implementation of any trade restrictive measures.   April 5, the World Health Organization had said, and does not recommend any travel restrictions not propose to take any trade restrictive measures implemented personnel to China or to leave China. And "does not recommend the various countries and regions of the world when the special screening" at the port of entry, the organization's new "do not recommend" measures.   Chinese Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 8th jointly held a press conference to inform the people infected with the H7N9 avian flu epidemic and answer domestic and international concerns related to this outbreak hot spots.   China has now confirmed human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza were sporadic, total investigation and close contact with over 600 people, has not yet found an exception, also found no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Up to now, China has reported a total of more than 20 cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. Existing occurrence of cases have occurred in the four provinces of eastern China.   Since China announced a confirmed H7N9 avian flu cases in one week, Japan. Korea, Vietnam and other neighboring countries were launched emergency measures to be affected the multinational air travel to and from China.   According to media reports, Tokyo Narita Airport has set up automatic temperature measurement instrument at the entry and posted notices require entry from China, felt unwell, fever, cold symptoms declaration and to discuss with the relevant personnel; Jeju, South Korea State International Airport, Incheon International Airport to strengthen health and quarantine of inbound tourists; Vietnamese government has announced a freeze on poultry imports from mainland China.   Blue Ruiming, World Health Organization representative in China, said at the press conference on the no show from the current point of view it was human transmission, H7N9 virus is likely to birds or poultry, poultry-borne virus. Current only found in a few several provinces H7N9 cases, a small number of cases, and just distributing state.   The World Health Organization does not recommend any travel restrictions implemented personnel to China or to leave China. At the same time, because there is no evidence that the current cases are associated with Chinese products, the WHO is not recommended at this time to take any trade restrictive measures.   Prevention and control experts will discuss China's Ministry of Agriculture that the H7N9 virus is a new virus, the virus of unknown origin, mode of transmission is unclear, do not rule out the possibility of domestic migratory incoming. The virus was low virulence poultry can infect chickens, pigeons and other birds, and no clinical symptoms of infection, but high temperatures can kill the virus. Therefore, the formal channels to buy and cook cooked poultry is safe.   National Health and Family Planning Commission of human infection of H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work leading group office director Liang Wannian, China will take a very open mind, adhere to an open, transparent release epidemic information in a timely manner to respond to social concerns. The same time, it will strengthen the international cooperation and exchange, and timely informed of the disease to the World Health Organization, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and relevant countries to accept the exchange of site visits of foreign experts, to the World Health Organization, the H7N9 avian influenza virus strains.   In recent years, China's health emergency response system, especially health emergency response capacity has been great progress made ​​in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and public health emergencies emergency clearly defined legal basis for better, more detailed . China is confident that it will be able to prevent the spread of the virus.

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