Friday, April 5, 2013

Taiwan Airports Medical Staff Closely Watch and Inquire Travel History #H7N9

The island's disease control authority Friday urged airports medical staff to closely watch the health conditions of travelers, especially those from the mainland, enhance checks on fever-looking travelers and inquire their travel history.

Taiwan has set up a special command center for the H7N9 bird flu to closely monitor the situation and listed H7N9 bird flu as a notifiable disease.
There have been no reported cases of the H7N9 strain of bird flu in Taiwan so far, said Chang Feng-yee, chief of the island's disease control authority.
As part of Taiwan's preventative efforts, it has also stepped up sanitization of poultry farms across the island, especially in Zhanghua and Pingtung counties, where poultry farms abound.  

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