text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
  1. Home
  2. Personal Protection Equipment Industry News
  3. US donates PPE to Pakistan in avian flu fight

The US government is to provide personal protection equipment (PPE) and additional technical apparatus to help speed the fight against avian flu.

At present it can take up to 72 hours to identify the avian flu virus, increasing the risk that many more people will be exposed and resulting in the cull of thousands of birds.

New equipment provided by the US will cut this time to six hours, reducing the risk to both people and poultry. To date Pakistan has identified cases of avian flu on 28 small-scale poultry farms, resulting in the slaughter of more than 120,000 birds.

In addition to equipment to help detect the virus the US is also donating PPE to the Pakistani authorities. This will enable disease control agents to clean-up areas where there has been an avian flu outbreak more quickly and effectively.

The US government also said it would aid Pakistan's Ministry of Health improve its investigation and control communicable diseases. It has also committed to spending some $330 million to control avian flu with the provision of PPE, detection and laboratory equipment.

track© Adfero Ltd

News Archive

September 2021 (0)
August 2021 (1)
July 2021 (6)
June 2021 (0)
May 2021 (0)
April 2021 (0)
March 2021 (0)
February 2021 (0)
January 2021 (0)
December 2020 (0)
November 2020 (2)
October 2020 (11)
Show All