November 12, 2013
HA NOI (VNS)— After another two people in China were found infected with H7N9, the flu virus strain that spreads via poultry, the General Department of Preventive Medicine on Sunday issued an urgent request to health departments nation-wide to prevent the spread of the virus.
The departments were asked to tighten surveillance on all passengers, vehicles and goods travelling through border gates, report any severe acute respiratory cases and increase patrolling for infected poultry.
According to Doctor Tran Duc Phu, Director of the General Department, China saw 139 H7N9 cases, killing 45 people, since the end of March this year. — VNS