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Meeting the Challenge of Bird Flu: Commitment Science Response   [open pdf - 4MB]

"A deadly and contagious strain of influenza has stricken nations across Southeast Asia, and now spread to bird populations in Europe. A human influenza pandemic could emerge from this animal disease, health officials warn. In September 2005, President Bush announced the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza during the United Nations General Assembly. This partnership has pledged to combat this potential world crisis, pursuing the following goals: Elevate the avian influenza issue on national agendas; Coordinate efforts among donor and affected nations; Mobilize and leverage resources; Increase transparency in disease reporting and the quality of surveillance; Build local capacity to identify, contain and respond to an influenza pandemic."

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2005-12
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