The Bao’an District Health Bureau and the district’s center for disease control and prevention (CDC) have paid close attention to the incidence of various infectious diseases this winter, the Bao’an Daily reported Monday.
Training courses on emergency treatment for key infectious diseases in the winter and spring were organized before the Spring Festival.
Emergency plans for various types of infectious diseases in winter and spring have been formulated. All medical staff have remained vigilant and emergency material reserves will be continuously strengthened.
Meanwhile, the district has carried out supervision and inspection of fever clinics across the whole district and urged medical institutions in the district to reinforce monitoring, prevention and control of infectious diseases in the winter and spring.
To ensure a clean, sanitary and healthy living environment, the district has decided to launch a special cleaning campaign to eliminate the breeding places of disease vectors from January to March.
The cleaning campaign includes all wet markets, shopping malls and crowded places across the district.
Residents have been warned about infectious diseases, such as influenza, norovirus, bird flu and chickenpox, and should take protective measures to reduce the risk of catching respiratory infections.
The health bureau also reminds residents to wash their hands frequently, cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, raise awareness about good hygiene habits, maintain indoor air circulation, avoid closed, airless public and crowded places, and wear masks if necessary.
At present, the district’s CDC has placed boxes of masks in nine public hospitals and 141 community health centers in the district, where residents can get masks free of charge.
It is also advised that citizens cook meat and eggs thoroughly, and avoid contact with wild animals, livestock and poultry when there is no protection.