Update news h7n9

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development - Mr. Cao Duc Phat has approved an emergency response plan against dangerous viruses capable of infecting humans.

Four more human H7N9 cases in China

 China reported four more human H7N9 virus infections on Tuesday, including one death.

Inclement weather hikes bird flu risk

 VietNamNet Bridge – Unfavourable weather conditions and a high demand for poultry products during spring festivals are putting Viet Nam at high risk of bird flu viruses, warns the animal health department.

No proof of constant H7N9 human-to-human transmission: health authority

Current H7N9 cases are scattered and there is no evidence of constant inter-human transmission, according to a paper on H7N9 diagnosis and treatment issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Sunday. 

China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

 Central China's Hubei Province has reported an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday.

China confirms 131 H7N9 cases, 39 deaths

 A total of 131 H7N9 avian flu cases have been reported on the Chinese mainland, including 39 that have ended in death, according to an update released Sunday by health authorities.

Beijing reports 2nd H7N9 infection

 Health authorities in Beijing Tuesday reported a second human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu in the Chinese capital.

19 H7N9 cases reported on Chinese mainland last week

The Chinese mainland confirmed another 19 cases of H7N9 infection last week, health authorities said on Wednesday.

Various measures to fight bird flu

VietNamNet Bridge – Provinces and cities nationwide are closely supervising the developments regarding avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 and implementing various measures to prevent and minimise the epidemic’s effects.

Ninh Thuan Province culls 10,000 birds

 VietNamNet Bridge – Southern Ninh Thuan Province has culled nearly 10,000 swallows following tests that showed they had the avian influenza H5N1 virus.

China confirms 77 H7N9 cases, 16 deaths

 During the period from 6 p.m. on Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday, China confirmed 14 new cases of H7N9 avian influenza, with two more death reported in Shanghai.

H7N9 vaccine expected ready within 7 months: ministries

 As part of China's emergency response to the H7N9 bird flu on technological front, China formally launched a research project on Wednesday for developing a vaccine for H7N9.

Big cities actively take measures against H7N9

Preventative work has been carried out at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Noi Bai International Airport, the main gateways to Vietnam for foreign visitors, to promptly respond to the bird flu virus of the H7N9 type.

Smuggling increases killer bird flu threat

 VietNamNet Bridge – China's chicken, both live and slaughtered, are still being smuggled into Viet Nam, despite concerted border controls, raising fears of the spread of deadly bird flu strain H7N9 for which there is no vaccine.

China confirms 21 cases of H7N9 infection

 China reported three more H7N9 infections on Sunday, bringing total number of the confirmed cases to 21 as the country is gearing up to fight the disease that has left six dead.

China begins poultry cull after bird flu found: Xinhua

 Authorities in Shanghai began the mass slaughter of poultry at a market after the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed five people in China, was detected there, state media said Friday.

Ban imposed on poultry transport via border gates

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday, April 2, ordered a stricter ban on the transport and trade of poultry through border gates.