|Title:||Avian influenza: : report of a regional consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-2 August 2005|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||Several countries in Asia have reported avian influenza (AI) outbreaks in birds due to the H5N1 subtype of the influenza virus. It is likely that H5N1 infection among birds has become endemic to the Region and that human infections will continue to occur. As long as the AI outbreak among poultry persists in Asia, there is a public health threat and potential danger of a pandemic in the near future. Oseltamivir is considered effective against all the strains of influenza virus including H5N1 subtype. An informal consultation was convened by WHO's Regional Office for South-East Asia to address these issues.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-CD-143|
|Appears in Collections:||Meeting Reports|
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