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Preventive measures against avian influenza 禽流感防控措施

Hong Kong Government has implemented a number of preventive measures to reduce the risk of avian influenza outbreaks in the territory. For example, backyard poultry keeping is prohibited and local poultry farms are inspected on a regular basis. For chickens in local farms and imported chickens, vaccination is required and virological testing for H5 antigen is enhanced. At retail level, live poultry is not allowed to be kept overnight, and two 'rest days' per month have been introduced to all poultry stalls in public markets and fresh provision shops selling live poultry for thorough cleansing.

In addition, poultry workers and cullers are also invited to be vaccinated against seasonal influenza, so the chance of genetic reassortment between human and avian influenza viruses can be minimized.

香港政府已採取一連串的措施以減低香港爆發禽流感的風險,如禁止散養家禽及定期巡查本地家禽農場等。本地飼養場的雞隻及輸港雞隻均必須注射疫苗,並加強對其的病毒測試。至於零售層面,所有公眾街市的家禽檔位和售賣活家禽的新鮮糧食店不可把活家禽存留過夜,並須於每月兩次的休市清潔日中徹底清洗雞檔。

此外,政府亦有安排家禽從業員及禽鳥銷毀人員接種流感疫苗,從而減少人類流感病毒與禽流感病毒之間出現基因重組的機會。

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