Cuba steps up bird flu measures

Cuban sanitary authorities have stepped up bird flu measures following the detection of the first cases of the disease at a zoo.

Cuba’s National Center of Animal Health (CENASA) instructed people to notify findings of dead birds as well as to avoid contact with sick animals.

It also asked population to avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes after getting in contact with birds or surfaces that may be infected, as well as keep to handwashing and use of disinfectant solutions.

In addition, strict measures, including slaughtering of infected birds and quarantine, have been imposed at the zoo.

The Cuban government said the avian flu on the island is under control.

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