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Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

China bird flu outbreak up to 109 cases, Taiwan continues prevention measures

The World Health Organization (WHO), in an update today reports that with the latest case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9), a Taiwanese man working in China, the total confirmed cases of the virus now stands at 109.

Of the 109 cases reported, 22 resulted in death.

Image/CIA

Image/CIA

Today, in response to the first case reported in Taiwan, Premier of the Executive Yuan Yi-Huah Jiang convened the 6th meeting held by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for H7N9 influenza to monitor the progress in disease prevention efforts by each department.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of the people in Taiwan and Taiwan’s future economic prosperity, Premier Jiang instructed CECC to continue to formulate various prevention and control measures according to the development of the situation and other government agencies should participate in the implementation of relevant prevention and control measures more aggressively and share all important information with one another promptly.

In addition, Premier Jiang also ordered CECC to continue to implement existing prevention and control measures, including disease surveillance, border quarantine, screening and diagnosis, isolation measures, vaccine research and development, and antiviral stockpiling. Premier Jiang also mentioned developing the H7N9 vaccine remains a top priority.

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