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  • No sign of A (H5N1) in M'sia, but take precautions: Official (Straits Times, September 7 2011)

    [Source: Straits Times, full text: (LINK).]

    No sign of A (H5N1) in M'sia, but take precautions: Official



    ‎‎7 September ‎2011

    PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Bird samples collected by the Veterinary Services Department confirm there is no abnormal Influenza A (H5N1) infection but people should still practise a high level of hygiene.
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    Re: No sign of A (H5N1) in M'sia, but take precautions: Official (Straits Times, September 7 2011)

    Malaysia on alert although no Influenza A (H5N1) outbreak


    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is on Influenza A (H5N1) alert although there has been no outbreak in the country since 2003, Health Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today.

    However, he said the Health Ministry's surveillance team had been activated to monitor the situation on the ground from time to time.

    "Malaysia has been free from Influenza A H5N1 since 2003 as there have been

    no positive samples.

    "However, we are working closely with the Veterinary Services Department. If

    chicken are affected, we will ensure the situation is contained so that there
    will be infection of humans," he told reporters after attending the Health
    Ministry's Merdeka Raya celebration here today.

    ...

    Read more: Malaysia on alert although no Influenza A (H5N1) outbreak - Liow http://www.nst.com.my/articles/Malay...#ixzz1XMZuZeh4

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