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2020-01-03 | 公共電視

Taiwan Stepping Up Swine Fever, Pneumonia Prevention|非洲豬瘟+武漢肺炎 桃園機場加強雙防疫

There are currently 11 countries in the Asia region that have reported African swine fever. With the Chinese New Year holiday and peak travel season approaching, the pneumonia pandemic on Wuhan is worrisome. Staff from the African Swine Fever Central Disaster Response Center went to Taoyuan International Airport to conduct an inspection on Jan. 3 and declared strengthened dual-track prevention at the airport.

So far in Asia, African swine fever has been reported in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia. There are no signs the pandemic is abating. With the Chinese New Year holiday approaching, Office of Disaster Management Director Wu Wu-tai and Council of Agriculture Vice Minister Huang Chin-cheng inspected Taoyuan International Airport on the 3rd.

Every holiday -- it was very obvious last time during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The ratio of people bringing in meat products goes up.

The Chinese New Year holiday will be a huge challenge because when the number of travelers goes up, the number of cases goes up. We are here preemptively to conduct inspections and see how we can strengthen relevant measures hopefully without slowing down the customs clearance speed.

The Central Emergency Operation Center says the virus primarily spreads from country to country through infected pork products carried by travelers. Another concern for Taoyuan International Airport is the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan.

Relevant disease scanning for fever or coughing starts when people get off the plane. We are making this a priority and will follow up with sick passengers.

As China has not released any test results, strains and methods of transmission are unclear. The Office of Disaster Management says Taiwan has already implemented disembarkation inspections for direct flights from Wuhan and border prevention measures. Body temperature scans are also being employed at the airport.

目前亞洲地區中國、蒙古、越南、柬埔寨、北韓、寮國、緬甸、菲律賓、韓國、東帝汶和印尼11個國家陸續發生非洲豬瘟疫情,沒有減緩趨勢,面對春節入境旅客高峰,行政院災防辦公室主任吳武泰、農委會副主委黃金城一行人到桃園機場巡視檢疫作業。

農委會副主委 黃金城表示:「每一次在過節的時候,上一次是中秋節的時候很清楚的,攜帶肉類產品入關的情形,百分比就會升高。」

防檢局長 馮海東表示:「即將來臨的春節還是一大考驗,因為旅客人數增加的時候,案件數就會再增加,預先來這邊巡視,看看就是說,強化措施,希望不要阻礙我們返鄉通關的速率。」

中央災害應變中心指出,非洲豬瘟病毒跨境傳播的主要管道就是旅客違規攜帶疫區豬肉製品,邊境面臨病毒入侵威脅仍大。再加上武漢肺炎疫情桃園機場加強雙防疫。

行政院災防辦公室主任 吳武泰表示:「下飛機的時候,就開始做有關疫病本身的檢測,像發高燒的、或是咳嗽的,這個部分我們都列為重點,來做檢疫的追蹤。」

雖然中國尚未公布檢驗結果,肺炎種類和傳染原因仍不明確,但災防辦公室表示,台灣已針對武漢直航入境班機進行登機檢疫,落實邊境檢疫應變措施,加強入境旅客發燒篩檢,嚴陣以待。

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