The series of very high level (and highly publicized) meetings on China's H7N9 epidemic continues (see yesterdays' NHFPC Holds National Video Conference, Releases Treatment Guidelines For H7N9) with a national video conference held today by their Ministry of Agriculture.
While details on the size and scope of China's epidemic remain elusive, we've no shortage of photo ops this week showing serious looking officials seated around massive meeting tables, working together on solutions. It's almost a meme.Although this meeting obviously focused on H7N9, other major animal diseases (including FMD, PED, brucellosis, and other avian flu viruses) were also on the agenda.
Despite the recurrent theme of this video conference, imploring attendees to `do a good job against H7N9', the overall tone comes off as pretty somber. (Note: some translation software returns `complicated and grave' instead of `complex and grim').
Ministry of Agriculture held in 2017 national H7N9 influenza and major animal disease prevention and control work video conference stressed
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Do a good job H7N9 flu and major animal disease prevention and control work
Date: 2017-02-22 18:20 Author: Source: Ministry of Agriculture Information Office
February 22, the Ministry of Agriculture held in 2017 the National H7N9 influenza and major animal disease prevention and control work video conference, requiring all levels of animal husbandry and veterinary departments to seriously study and implement the spirit of the State Council executive meeting, accurately grasp the current animal epidemic situation, and effectively implement Key measures to do a good job H7N9 influenza and major animal disease prevention and control work for the development of agriculture and rural areas and the people's lives and health to provide a strong guarantee.
Vice Minister of Agriculture Yu Kangzhen pointed out that the current situation of China's animal disease prevention and control complex and grim, facing challenges and pressures.
Animal husbandry and veterinary departments at all levels should attach great importance to H7N9 influenza prevention and control work, and strive to eliminate the risk hidden dangers. To the basis of preliminary work, to further strengthen the department to discuss, information communication and measures linkage. Effectively implement the poultry H7N9 flu removal plan, strengthen the monitoring and epidemiological investigation, do a good job monitoring removed.
Take the initiative to cooperate with the relevant departments to establish the live poultry market 1110 system (one day a cleaning, one disinfection on Monday, one month off, overnight inventory). Strengthen the prevention and control knowledge publicity, popular H7N9 influenza prevention and control and consumption of poultry products knowledge, and guide the public rational consumption. To adhere to the risk prevention and production development "hands", and actively promote the transformation and upgrading of poultry industry, and strive for animal epidemic prevention and control and aquaculture development double harvest.
Yu Kangzhen stressed that all localities should do a good job in major animal disease prevention and control work, focusing on foot and mouth disease, avian flu, brucellosis and other priority prevention and treatment of diseases, strengthen the basic immune, strengthen the monitoring and early warning. Efforts to promote brucellosis, hydatid disease and other key zoonotic disease prevention and control made new progress, in an orderly manner to promote Ma Chuan and small ruminant disease eradication assessment work. Increase the prevention and control of common diseases such as pig diarrhea, strengthen the prevention of foreign animal diseases, effectively reduce the risk of foreign outbreaks.
To strengthen supervision and enforcement, to strengthen the movement of livestock and poultry control, and gradually establish a risk assessment and laboratory testing based on the production quarantine system to speed up the promotion from the breeding to the slaughter of the entire chain of veterinary health supervision capacity, and effectively protect the aquaculture production and veterinary public health safety