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Hanoi sets tight control to prevent A/H7N9 outbreaks

Hanoi sets tight control to prevent A/H7N9 outbreaks

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Hanoi (VNA) – Authorities of Hanoi are proactively controlling trade,
transportation and slaughter of poultry in the city as the risk of H7N9 avian
influenza outbreaks in animals and humans is high.
The municipal
Department of Industry and Trade ordered local market watchdog teams to keep a
close watch on the trade, transportation and slaughter of live birds, conduct
inspections at areas where poultry is slaughtered and traded, especially wet
markets.
The teams
have also set up quarantine checkpoints along main roads with staff working
around the clock.
The city’s
Department of Health has been providing frequent updates on the developments of
the disease that allow authorities to design more effective preventive
measures.
The
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has imposed stricter fines on
violations of disease prevention and quarantine and provided guides on properly
cleaning the environment.-VNA
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