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Bird flu prevention

In the event of a bird flu pandemic careful thought should be given to adopting suitable Infection Control Procedures. It will be important to avoid flu infection at all costs. Protecting your eyes, nose, mouth and hands from virus particles will be a major priority as these are the most common passageways for a flu virus to transfer into the body.

Bird flu virus particles may also be transferred via clothing and especially via shoes and so potentially contaminated footwear should not be brought into your 'safe zone'. If you have worn protective clothing this should disinfected or be disposed of with care as controlled waste. Any unprotected clothing or footwear should be disinfected. A final step should always be to sanitize your hands to further reduce the chances of cross-contamination.

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UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction - News-Medical.net Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:21:00 GMT

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UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction
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H7N9 Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China
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Philippines: Dozens of Patients Test Negative for Bird Flu - benarnews Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:50:19 GMT

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Bad flu season in Australia could be headed for US - STLtoday.com Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:03:23 GMT

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'Prepare for avian flu threat' - The Nation Newspaper Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:25 GMT

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Given the risk of bird flu in the country, he urged bird keepers to take some simple actions to help reduce the chance of their birds becoming infected. These could include steps to reduce contact with birds, particularly on ponds and other water bodies.

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Malawi: Government Geared Up Amid Fears of Bird Flu - allAfrica.com - AllAfrica.com Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:33:45 GMT

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