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Government and UN launch nationwide pre-tet communication campaign for avian influenza prevention

   2/15/2006

Hanoi, 26 January 2006 - With no new outbreaks of avian influenza among birds reported since the 15th of December last year and no reported human cases for over two months, the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent the occurrence of a new outbreak of Avian Influenza with an intensive media campaign designed to provide the public with key facts on Avian Influenza prevention. “This is the beginning of a longer-term intensive campaign to provide the public with simple, clear messages on how they can protect themselves, their families and their communities from this very serious threat,” said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Cao Duc Phat. “Information, education and communication lie at the very heart of prevention and control efforts,” he added. The nation-wide campaign is designed to deliver four key prevention messages in the days leading up to and during the Lunar New Year Tet celebrations when chicken consumption, transport and handling all increase dramatically. “Bird flu kills but it can be prevented,” said Mr. Jesper Morch, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam. “It is critical that individuals recognize the important role they have to play in preventing further outbreaks and the spread of the virus,” he added. Avian Influenza/ H5N1 continues to affect domestic poultry and cause human infections across East and Southeast Asia and is taking an ever-tightening grip in countries outside the region. The IEC campaign is a key component of the Joint Government and UN Programme “Strengthening the management of public health emergencies in Viet Nam, with focus on the prevention and control of diseases of epidemic potential including Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI),” signed on 13 October 2005. Four Key Messages National and local mass media channels (television, radio and newspapers) will be used to promote four key preventive actions: • Avoid contact with sick or dead poultry - Report immediately to the authorities. • Handle and slaughter all poultry safely (wear mask, gloves, use disinfectant) • Cook poultry thoroughly (do not eat pink meat and runny eggs or consume raw duck blood) • Wash hands with soap after handling live poultry or poultry products, such as meat and eggs. For further information, please visit the following websites for information in Vietnamese and English: http://www.un.org.vn/who/avian ; http://www.isgmard.org.vn

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2/15/2006

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