Urgent Circular on Prevention and Control of Avian Flu
On February 4, Zhang Chunxian, Minister of the MOC issued the Urgent Circular on Prevention and Control of Highly Pathogenetic Avian Flu. The circular requires all the relevant entities to enhance leadership and procure the prevention and control of avian flu as an important task; to clarify responsibilities, protect the safety and lift of the vast people and ensure no spreading of epidemic situation through transport vehicles as well as ensuring the smoothness of communications and transport contingency materials; to ensure the careful inspection of entry and exit vehicles and prevent the entry of birds and bird products from the epidemic area; to procure the prevention work in the areas attacked by the bird virus and ensure no spreading of epidemic situation by vehicles; to forbid the carriage of easily infected live poultry entering or leaving the epidemic areas; to ensure surveillance and inspection where the entities such as ports and passenger transport stations should collaborate with the quarantine inspection departments; to ensure the smoothness of information communication; to ensure the transport and communications as the logistics protection for prevention and control of virus. The circular also emphasizes that the competent authorities of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government that have no breakout of avian flu as well as the transport enterprises, ports and stations should make contingency plans so as to ensure prompt reaction and prevent and control of the decease, if any. 
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