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WHO agrees global action plan to control avian flu

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1164
  1. Paul Ress
  1. Geneva

    A global action plan to control avian influenza in chickens and ducks and at the same time to “limit the threat” of a human flu pandemic was adopted last week at a World Health Organization conference.

    The conference's 600 participants from more than 100 countries included experts on animal and human health, senior policy makers, representatives from donor agencies and industry, economists, and top health officials from countries affected by avian flu or at risk.

    Led by WHO, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Organization …

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