Stop the Spread. Measures to Stop the Spread of Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu at its Source
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Order Number    15200091 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2006        20   pages
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Avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, is one of the most serious health threats today. The disease is an agricultural disaster that can wreck local economies. The 2004 epidemic that spread to several Asian countries caused record losses, running into billion of dollars. The virus also, alarmingly, directly infected and killed humans.

This booklet outlines strategies to minimise the spread of bird flu in the production, distribution, processing and marketing of poultry, thereby reducing the risk to human health from bird flu. It is aimed at leaders in the community - mayors, local officials, medical and animal health personnel, and non governmental organizations.