7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

Bird-flu alert as workers get jabs

MANAMA: Bahrain is now on high alert after Saudi Arabia slaughtered more than 3.5 million birds following an outbreak of bird flu.

Poultry workers are now being given flu jabs to help boost their immunity levels, officials told the GDN. The Health Ministry is also updating its procedures to help it cope in the event of a bird flu outbreak here.

"We are urgently updating ourselves in the light of the reports," Health Ministry communicable diseases section head Dr Muna Al Mousawi said yesterday.

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