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Bird flu and developing countries - a new resource

05.05.2006
The Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) today launches a new online BIRD FLU DOSSIER designed to keep readers up-to-date on the latest information on bird flu and developing nations.

Since originating in Asia, the H5N1 bird flu virus has spread widely and is causing problems in many developing countries. The human flu pandemic that the virus could trigger will also hit these countries hardest.

There is urgent need for policymakers to make informed decisions, for scientists to share their findings, and for the media to communicate the pandemic threat in a measured and accurate manner.

SciDev.Net’s dossier aims to support these groups by providing authoritative and comprehensive coverage on the spread of H5N1 and efforts to prepare for a human flu pandemic.

The dossier also contains the internet’s most comprehensive bird flu glossary and links to relevant reports, articles, websites and organisations. This includes free access to the latest relevant research papers appearing in the journals Science and Nature.

Jemima Tonks | alfa
Further information:
http://www.scidev.net
http://www.scidev.net/birdflu

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