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June 19, 2006

Experts descend on Jakarta to sort out bird flu outbreaksMedical and health information and tools from Armenian Medical Network

An international team of experts are meeting in Jakarta this week to assess the avian flu situation in Indonesia.

Experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UNICEF and agencies including the US and European centres for disease control will meet in Jakarta to look at the introduction of measures to reduce bird flu in Indonesia, where human cases of H5N1 infection have risen at a disturbing rate over the past year.

This follows the confirmation by the Ministry of Health in Indonesia of the country’s 50th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

Posted by dymaxion at June 19, 2006 10:04 PM

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