0MAC issues yellow travel alert for Jilin Province over avian flu

Focus Taiwan
Date: 017/04/25
By: Kao Chao-fen, Frances Huang and Romulo Huang

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which supervises cross-

(CNA file photo)

Taiwan Strait exchanges, issued a yellow travel alert on Tuesday for China’s Jilin Province after the first H7N9 avian flu infection case was confirmed there.

By issuing the travel warning, the MAC aims to remind Taiwanese tourists visiting the northeastern province to take health precautions, according to the council.

The travel advisory imposed by the MAC came after Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that same day announced that the Chinese health authorities had confirmed that Jilin Province has recorded its first H7N9 infection.

As a result, the CDC raised its travel advisory from “watch” to “alert,” the second-highest level on the CDC’s three-tier travel warning system, the MAC said.

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