PREVENTION OF AVIAN INFLUENZA INFECTION
current outbreak of Avian influenza viral infection
in Asian countries including Thailand has resulted in a vast number
of infected poultry. Up to January 23,2004, there are 2 reported
infected cases of Avian influenza. Avian flu id caused by influenza
virus which normally infect poultry and birds. This influenza virus
is found in their meat and waste products. Transmission to human
in secondary to contact to poultry.
to prevent Avian infection
1. Eat only well-cooked chickens and birds. For
eggs, both white and egg yolk should be well-cooked.
2. For chicken and poultry slaughter slaughter,
apron should be worn. After work, hands should be washed with soap
3. Avoid exposure or close contact to sick birds,
including chicken, duct etc.
4. Individuals who works as slaughter must
• Cover their noses and mouths with masks.
• Wear gowns
• Wear hand gloves.
In order to slaughter poultry, one must put poultry
in plastic bags tie the bags tightly then bury them 1 – 2 meter
dept under ground. Cover the burial with calcium carbonate. When
finish one must take off the glove, wash hands with soap and water,
remove mask that cover noses and mouth, remove gowns, and finally
wash hands with soap and water again.
Faculty of Medicine
Siriraj Hospital January 26, 2004