|Arrangement of enough medicine supplies, facilities and chemicals should be conducted to help localities to handle outbreaks. — Photo vovgiaothong.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The health ministry's preventive medicine department has asked Lai Chau Province to take immediate measures to prevent the transmission of the A/H5N6 avian flu virus from poultry birds to people.
The recommendation was made in an urgent document released yesterday, after the veterinary department of the agriculture and rural development ministry reported an outbreak of the H5N6 virus in poultry in the districts of Binh Lu and Tam Duong in the northern province on Tuesday (September 29).
The Lai Chau health department has been asked to strengthen communication on preventive measures in areas that have sick or dead poultry or in high-risk areas. Activities should focus on close supervision and early detection of suspected human infections and arrangement of enough medicine supplies, facilities and chemicals to help localities to handle outbreaks.
Hospitals have been asked to prepare for receiving and monitoring suspected cases and for timely treatment of patients as per the treatment plan of the health ministry.
Localities have been requested to work closely with veterinary and local authorities to monitor the disease among poultry birds and for quick handling of outbreaks. — VNS