Tag: Bird Flu
Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong says his ministry has been much stricter than the previous administration.
State veterinary department confirmed a third case of the disease in Tuaran.
Sabah health director Dr Christina Rundi says 2,611 new cases detected against 2,200 the previous week.
Minister Junz Wong assures public that chickens from affected farm have been disposed of and that chicken meat and eggs sold in the market are safe for consumption.
Junz Wong says tests will be done to determine the actual cause.
The Dutch agricultural ministry said that a variant of H5 bird flu was detected in a farm in Oldekerk.
The victim, from the province of Jiangsu, has since recovered.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister says government cannot compromise on public health which is at risk if animal products brought in contain the highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Reps call for investigation on whether chicken wings buried in Sibu were contaminated after hundreds of villagers are seen digging up the meat.
No sign of the bird flu, confined to Kelantan, spreading to humans, says health ministry.
Health minister says all health officers treating patients with H5N1 take protective measures, including wearing face masks and gloves.
The Kelantan Veterinary Services Department says no more affected locations have been reported.
More than 500 birds and 400 eggs have been destroyed since yesterday, says Kelantan Veterinary Services Department.
There is no report of the H5N1 affecting humans yet, says deputy health minister.
Alias Ahmad says education ministry yet to receive instructions to close schools or change the menu at school canteens in Kelantan.
Dr S Subramaniam says personal hygiene needed to prevent bird flu (H5N1) virus from infecting humans.
This follows the outbreak spreading to two other districts, Bachok and Pasir Puteh, after Kota Bharu and Pasir Mas.
Similarity seen between present cases and those in 2004 which also occurred in Kelantan when roosters infected with H5N1 were involved in cockfighting at the border areas.