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August 31, 2005

France reinforces defenses against bird fluThe World > Russia - Waypath Topic Streams

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday it would toughen defenses against the potential arrival of bird flu in the country, reinforcing checks at airports and building stockpiles of vaccines in the event of a human pandemic. France has said there is a moderate but real risk that the H5N1 deadly strain of bird flu that has hit Asia and Russia could spread to Europe via migratory birds. "Reserves of antiviral medicines, vaccines and protection measures for the population will be increased

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