Friday, December 23, 2005

News - Govt informed of bird flu contingency plan - NDTV.com - News on Govt informed of bird flu contingency plan

The Union Cabinet was informed of the contingency plan to be undertaken by the Health Ministry in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza in the country.

The contingency plan will deal with detection of avian flu in birds and detection of avian flu in humans, an official release said.

In both situations, the rapid response teams from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) will get mobilised.

Health parameters

In case of avian flu in a bird, the action will be confined to surveillance of the local community and monitoring the health parameters of the cullers and the supporting staff as well as the workers in the farm.

However, if there was a human case of avian flu, then all clinical management protocols will be operationalised and the patient will be isolated in an appropriately equipped hospital. (PTI)

Govt informed of bird flu contingency plan - NDTV.com - News on Govt informed of bird flu contingency plan

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