Cleaning houses and wares to prevent plague

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health yesterday warned people to actively prevent mouse plague and the spread of the disease into the country.

Related agencies should monitor the disease on wild animals and focus on disease vectors including mouse and fleas in the highly vulnerable districts. Forces in the border crossings have to screen passengers and tighten control on imported animals into the country.

The Ho Chi Minh City-based Tropical Disease Hospital warned about the transmission diseases from animals to people that will be able to happen during the season. 

Therefore, the Department of Preventive Medicine advised to clean the environment, ware housing, houses and keep food in a secret place so that rodents could not eat. Besides, people should wear gloves when contacting with diseased animals.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Uyen PHuong

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