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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Taiwan: Jiang Yi Hua: ready to start the defense system of the avian flu
April 2, 2013
(CNA reporter Zeng Ying Yu Taipei 2, 2009) of the Executive Yuan Jiang Yi Hua said today, the Chinese mainland outbreak of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza, based on the prevention of avian influenza and SARS experience in the past, and ready to start the defense systems.
Afternoon in the Legislative Yuan, the Chinese KMT Legislator Lee Ching-hua said that the outbreak of human infection with the H7N9 strain of bird flu cases in mainland China, Executive Yuan, how to respond?Frequent cross-strait exchanges, whether to strengthen border management?
Jiang Yi Hua said answering a question, start to appear more cases, not only in Taiwan, the full World Health Organization will be kept strictly preparedness.The Executive Yuan will guard against avian flu and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) based on past experience, "probably to be ready to start the defense system".
The border management part, he said, as long as detected by the temperature detection or otherwise, will be done, but the fear is newly infected with no fever or other symptoms, would be more tricky.
Jiang Yi Hua said he never heard of farms in Taiwan have similar cases, but is OK in the end there is no precedent, will ask the Department of Health and the Council of Agriculture report explicitly; migratory birds have monitoring mechanisms, with two days before the Chinese mainland outbreak, the COA has already started to rise level.