Bird Flu Fears Increase Across Asia

April 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p1
Country Report
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This article focuses on the outbreak of avian flu in Asia. There is growing concern in Vietnam and across the globe over the latest outbreak of avian flu. Concern is growing over the spread of avian influenza, which first hit South East Asia last year, and is showing no signs of going away. Lee Jongwook, the South Korean director general of the World Health Organisation, has drawn comparisons between the current outbreak and the 1918 flu pandemic, which caused over 40 million deaths, and a quarter of the world's population to fall ill.


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