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No human infections of avian flu H5 reported in Taiwan: CDC

No human infections of avian flu H5 reported in Taiwan: CDC

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, ???) reassured the public Thursday that there has been no evidence of bird-to-human transmission of avian flu in an appeal for calm, as separate strains of the virus continued to spread among poultry in Taiwan. The CDC said that as of Jan. 20, it has been monitoring 1,377 people working at affected farms, as well as those who may have had contact with the H5N2, H5N3 or H5N8 viruses. None of the samples showed infections of avian flu, although one was confirmed to have been infected with seasonal influenza, the CDC said. The CDC said it will continue to monitor 10 people to make sure they are unaffected. The public is nevertheless advised to avoid direct contact with birds, even dead ones, and to eat only thoroughly cooked poultry and eggs. The CDC also highlighted the importance of personal hygiene among anyone dealing with poultry in any form, including frequent hand-washing and seeking medical attention immediately upon the occurrence of flu-like symptoms such as fever or cough. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-28 07:46 GMT+08:00