MDA prepares to treat avian flu victims if disease spreads to humans

Following confirmation of the existence of the lethal H5N1 strain of avian flu in a petting zoo in Binyamina on Thursday, Magen David Adom announced that it would prepare for the possibility of human infection with the disease. MDA teams across the country were instructed to refresh procedures and ensure the presence of protective measures and sterilization substances in their ambulances. Teams in the Binyamina area received briefings on disease symptoms and cautionary steps. In addition, MDA has prepared special enclosed beds, resembling large incubators, to allow safe transfer for people suspected of infection.