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2006-01-08-Bird flu prevention knowledge printed on poker cards

Understanding Avian Influenza

2006-01-08-Bird flu prevention knowledge printed on poker cards

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- A kind of playing cards with bird flu prevention and control knowledge on it has emerged on market in north China's Shanxi Province.

Knowledge such as what bird flu is, harm of the epidemic, its transmission channel, prevention and control measures is shown in cartoons on the 54 cards of the poker.

The addresses and telephone numbers of the disease prevention and control organizations across China are also printed on the playing cards, which was developed by a hospital in Yuncheng City of Shanxi Province.

A total of 30 outbreaks of bird flu were reported in 11 provinces and autonomous regions in China in 2005.

The playing cards will help popularize the bird flu prevention and control knowledge among the people through entertainment. Enditem

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