Avian Challenge

December 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2005, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p1
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The article focuses on the measures adopted by Vietnam to prevent the spread of avian flu virus and the risk factors associated with it. Vietnam, the Asian country is hardest hit by bird flu. The government has taken extensive action toward off the spread of bird flu. A prolonged outbreak of bird flu could lead to a rise in instability. Bird flu has killed over 60 people in Asia since 2003, with 42 recorded deaths in Vietnam. The World Health Organization has warned that the disease could be easily transmissible between humans, and countries world wide. The government has proposed a conference under the Association of South East Asian Nations framework, which aims to look at how civilian and military capabilities can be coordinated during natural disasters and health pandemics.


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