Ministry warns bird flu transmission

The Ministry of Health yesterday urged the Department of Health in the northern province of Lai Chau to increase prevention against bid flu A/H5N6 transmission to human as the province is facing outbreak of bird flu.

The ministry asked the department to increase preventive measure against the fatal disease when outbreak of bird flu re-occurred in a flock of waterfowl in Binh Lu Commune in Tam Duong District.

The local government and vets should together control the disease and destroy diseased poultry and The health sector must soon discover infections and treat them following the Ministry's guided methods, the ministry said.

Medical facilities must quarantine infection to prevention transmission and inform to preventive medicine center to spray chemicals, the ministry added.

By MINH KHANG - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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