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Title: Avian influenza control and pandemic preparedness in Asia : report of the conference of ministers of health, agriculture/livestock, New Delhi, 28 July 2006
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The outbreaks of avian influenza reported in Asia, Europe and Africa in 2006 have been unprecedented in terms of their geographical scope, spread and consequences. In view of the evolving epidemiological situation, all countries of Asia are vulnerable to the influenza pandemic. The conference of Ministers of Health and Agriculture/Livestock was organized in New Delhi to review the avian influenza situation and develop a common strategy for combating avian influenza and preventing pandemic influenza. Eleven Asian countries participated in the conference and adopted the "Delhi Declaration on prevention and control of avian influenza and pandemic preparedness in Asia". The Delhi Declaration urged Asian countries and international partners to develop a common framework within which countries could build specific strategies for prevention and control of avian influenza and to be prepared for pandemic influenza threat. The commitments made require considerable cooperation within and between countries and also between international organizations.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-157
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