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  • Officials Trained to Tackle Bird Flu Outbreaks

    The training at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.
    Disinfection being demonstrated to the participants- click to enlarge

    21-28 March, Phuentsholing: Around seventy-eight participants including officials from Livestock, Health, Disaster Management, BAFRA and the Royal Bhutan Police completed an eight day training which helped them to understand and experience the Bird Flu control and response activities. The training was conducted at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.

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  • Consultative workshop on H7N9 concludes

    Honl'ble Minister addressing the participants during the closing session closing remarks
    Hon’ble Minister addressing the participants during the closing session

    Thimphu, 17-19 March: A three day national consultative workshop organised in order to enhance country’s  preparedness and contingency plan for H7N9 concluded at the Rochog Pel Hotel. The workshop was felt necessary considering the increasing cases of H7N9 in humans in China since March 2013, which has caused around 119 deaths out of 384 cases reported. H7N9 is a new bird flu strain of the species Influenza virus A, an unusually dangerous virus for humans, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is more humanised than H5N1.

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  • Training Program on Diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1)

    Five Day Training Program on Diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) and Newcastle Disease, and FMD serum antibody at RLDC, Kanglung

    Staff from National Centre for Animal Healh had conducted hands-on training for laboratory staff of Regional Livestock Development Centre, Kanglung on diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avain Influenza using real time (r) reverse transcription(RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and diagnosis of Foot-and-Mouth disease serum antibody using ELISA.

    Master Mix Preparation for RT-PCR
    Master Mix Preparation for RT-PCR
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