Ministry issues bird flu warning

The Ministry of Health yesterday warned people to be careful about avian influenza (bird flu) during upcoming festivals and ancestral ceremonies.
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng said that the ministry would like to remind all people to be very careful about preventing the spread of avian influenza H5N1.
He said everyone should wash their hands frequently with soap and water before eating and after coming into contact with poultry,
He advised people to stay away from sick or dead birds or places where the virus is known to be circulating and not to eat sick or dead poultry. Poultry meat should