Echo Hu/ Shanghai Daily news
Shanghai is stepping up efforts to prevent infectious respiratory diseases as
viruses that lead to human bird flu, flu and severe acute respiratory syndrome
could become active.
The Shanghai Health Bureau issued a warning yesterday and ordered local
hospitals to report any unidentified pneumonia case through an online network to
health bureaus at the district or county levels promptly from tomorrow to April
District and county-level health bureaus are responsible for organizing
medical experts within 24 hours to check if the cases involve human bird flu or
SARS, and cases that are suspected to be bird flu should be reported to the
city's health bureau immediately.
Local medical institutes are required to isolate patients who are diagnosed
with infectious respiratory diseases or have similar symptoms to prevent the
viruses from spreading.
The city's 43 monitoring sites that are designated by health authorities
should report the number of flu cases to district and county-level disease
control and prevention centers on a daily basis, the health bureau said.
The Shanghai Health Bureau reminds residents to be vigilant about respiratory
diseases and receive treatment at medical institutes as soon as possible.