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  • Vietnam: H7N9 testing may be limited by high cost

    Machine translation:

    "06/04/2013

    test persons suspected H7N9

    > Case 14 infected with H7N9 virus in China
    > The risk of an outbreak of H7N9 huge

    TP - Yesterday, Nguyen Nhat Cam, director of the Center for Preventive Medicine (Preventive Medicine Center) Hanoi said, will direct the unit to take samples for testing H7N9 virus carriers like sampling process tests A/H5N1 flu. Professionals are faced with determining where to H7N9?

    Only laboratory-confirmed disease

    According to Cam, the only sampling conducted with the object of suspicion, due to high test cost (about $ 2 million / sample). Next week, preventive medicine will develop this illness prevention training to all 29 counties / districts; coordinate with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote propaganda measures sanitation, disinfection, sterilization ...

    Hanoi Department of Health has directed the hospital to strengthen examination and screening for early detection of cases of suspected influenza A/H7N9 pneumonia to isolate and treat. Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, Director of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Surgeons said the A/H7N9 influenza strain manifests as flu strains circulating in Vietnam. Specifically, patients with cough, fever, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, and may be accompanied by conjunctivitis. Therefore, recognizing the signs of infection with the new flu strain is very difficult. To confirm the results should be based on the results of the test samples.

    Pham Xuan Thu, director of the International Health Quarantine medical centers - Hanoi Department of Health, said at Noi Bai airport gate has five staff 24/24 hours on duty temperature measurement ...

    H7N9 - "bomb" biological

    Official with the Ministry of Agriculture of China (China) now tend to identify that likely H7N9 parasitic on migratory birds making a few comments such as Mainland China, located on the migration of many birds. To date, 25 human H7N9 viruses that knows all see birds not see the bird. The virus was discovered in North America and the Eurasian continent, home to migratory birds. China is a place of virus carriers fly over only.

    All 55 key biological laboratory network of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in this country is insufficient to the question, "Exactly, the H7N9 virus come from?".

    Not recognize the signs of sick or dead poultry outbreak, people will face the challenges of traceability to prevent transmission of the virus. Carrying them deadly H7N9 bird will live longer in the farm markets. Biological bombs more and more opportunities to approach people. According to Xinhua, the total number of people infected with the H7N9 flu virus to late yesterday has risen to 14, including six deaths.

    The doctor can only be based on epidemiological characteristics such as patients with a history of contact with infected poultry, sick, returning from areas to think about this flu epidemic "



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