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  • Vietnam - Proactive prevention of influenza A/H7N9

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    November 25, 2013 9:51 AM (GMT +0700)

    Proactive prevention of influenza A/H7N9

    A/H7N9 flu risk can invade Vietnam, the Ministry of Health has directed the entire health system in the country actively implementing measures and surveillance for epidemic preparedness and response, to prevent the spread, mitigate the effects of the epidemic on the health of people.

    Phu Yen Department of Health had directed the dispatch medical units in the province to strengthen the prevention of influenza A/H7N9.

    Department of Health proposed facilities and treatment enhanced examination findings, tests, close monitoring of patients being treated at the medical facility had symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection unknown causes, particularly the case back from China; prepared medicine base, infrastructure, isolation, medical equipment, supplies and machinery, personal protective facilities and organizations well-collecting, isolating, treatment of illness caused by influenza A/H7N9 virus causing the prescribed limit death ...

    As reported by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, from the end of 3/2013 influenza A/H7N9 appeared in China. As of May 11/2013, China discovered 136 cases of influenza A/H7N9 virus infection in humans, of which 45 cases were fatal, accounting for 33.1%. Most cases of influenza A / H7N9 has been detected in close contact with poultry infected with influenza A/H7N9 virus. Patients have complex movements, patients with severe pneumonia-like symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and quickly leads to respiratory failure.

    A/H7N9 flu virus is a new strain, genes derived from avian influenza viruses and a number of bird species, are capable of causing human infection to severe pneumonia resulting rapid progression, high mortality rates. Transmission of influenza A/H7N9 virus has not yet been clearly defined and there is no evidence of transmission of the virus from person to person.

    Currently, Vietnam's undiscovered cases of A/H7N9 flu. However, the risk of A/H7N9 flu could invade Vietnam. Before moving seasonal weather conditions, the risk of getting the flu is very high. Therefore, to prevent A/H7N9 influenza as well as other flu, proactive individual needs:

    - Increase hand washing with soap or antiseptic chemicals, wear a mask when going out or exposed to patients with influenza, mouthwash, small nose with saline solution. Regular sanitation residence, place of work.

    - Enhance physical fitness, resting, eating and proper nutrition, adding vitamins A, C, regular exercise training improve health, maintain a healthy weight.

    - Treatment of patients with chronic stable if as diabetes, cirrhosis, stop drinking alcohol, cigarettes, pipe tobacco ... if addiction.

    - Fully equipped mask, helmet, glasses, gloves ... the breeding, sale, slaughter, and bring destruction upon detection of avian sick, dead or unknown.

    - Use only poultry of unknown origin, origin, not trafficking, transporting livestock or poultry not quarantine regulations.

    - Keeping healthy living environment, monitoring flocks in the region.

    - There is no vaccine against A/H7N9 flu, the Health Ministry to encourage people, especially those with high-risk disease, the elderly, children ... should get regular seasonal flu vaccine every year because the vaccine also works to ease the symptoms and limiting deaths from the flu strain causing dangerous as influenza A/H5N1, A/H7N9 ...

    When people detect flu symptoms quarantined treatment in health facilities to limit the spread to others, and notify the agency functions for epidemiological surveillance, epidemic enclosure if .

    (Health Education Media Center Phu Yen)
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