Monday, November 24, 2014   

(H7N9 watch) Taipei activates epidemic defenses
(04-04 16:34)

Taiwan’s health authorities designated H7N9 virus infection as a notifiable disease yesterday and activated the island’s epidemic prevention and control center.
The measures came on the heels of another death reported by China yesterday. In total three infected people have died so far and nine remain infected in China.
“We have decided to list H7N9 infection as a category five notifiable disease,” Department of Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta said after hosting a meeting with disease control experts, Taipei Times reported today.
The quarantine alert for the killer virus was raised from Grade 2 to Grade 3, Chiu said.
A national-level H7N9 epidemic prevention and control center was also activated yesterday.
   
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