Wednesday, February 22, 2006

ADVICE ON BIRD FLU

Bird flu: Country preparations.
The spread of bird flu has forced countries around the world to look at how they would tackle an outbreak.
Many have also developed plans to protect against the possibility that the virus will start to spread between humans.
The World Health Organization recommends countries should stockpile enough anti-viral drugs to cope with a pandemic, which it estimates would affect 25% of the population, but warns that developing countries in particular are likely to fall well short.
Click to see WHO advice to countries

BBC NEWS REPORT

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