Navigation Links
APEC to conduct mock bird flu exercise

In the event of an influenza pandemic set into action by mutations of the virus into a human flu strain, how equipped are we to handle// a mega crisis, and what plan of action can we rely on to control the spread? To test the responses to an epidemic, eight Asia Pacific countries are teaming up next month to roll out a mock drill that will gauge the effectiveness of a global response to a pandemic.

Australia and Singapore will be co-coordinating the exercise, due to be held on June 7th and 8th. This idea was conceived and communicated during an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting held amongst highly placed officials. The plan will cover issues pertaining to the monitoring and curtailing of bird flu in domestic poultry, and will also involve information exchange amongst the nations. This exercise will involve all 21 APEC member countries, who have also given their consent to participate. Eight countries have confirmed participation amongst the 21.

Neil Head, director of Emergency Management Australia said "You definitely won't see people running around in masks. It's important in this first step of the exercise that we do something that involves people sitting at their own desks, which is where they would normally be, should there be a crisis they have to respond to."

John Lange, the United States' special representative for avian influenza said, “The key to this effort is coordination. Influenza does not know borders. We have to work together on this."


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NBE to conduct test for medical students from abroad
2. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
3. India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.
4. New Sexual Misconduct Rule Against Doctors In The US
5. Diabetic check-up conducted in Chitradurga
6. Bird flu test conducted in dead pigeon found in Ethiopia
7. Merck, ICMR to conduct joint trials on cervical cancer vaccine
8. Nurse accused of breach of conduct and duty
9. UK doctor Charged By GMC For Professional Misconduct
10. GP Found Guilty Of Misconduct
11. Mammoottys fan club to help conduct eye camps
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... the Business Action on Health Awards, bestowed annually to the world’s best corporate-supported ... commended companies at Global Health Council’s Landscape Symposium held in Washington D.C and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las ... in Northern California, is calling on retail employers to implement safety measures to ... volume of sales and shoppers rapidly expands, retailers are strongly encouraged to develop ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... There’s nothing better than giving the gift of green this holiday ... , This year, gardens are popping up in the most unexpected places. A variety ... Gardens’ African Keyhole Garden Bed ($499) , Water conscious gardeners – and that should ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Wireless Analytics, an ... announced new 24-hour weekday support capability. The “all hours” offering was introduced ... international customers, and to enhance after-hours support available in the US. , Available ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Take the audience on a journey with TransFrame Cloud from Pixel Film ... images without ever setting a single keyframe in Final Cut Pro X. Design smooth and ... to change the angle and depth of field to create a unique viewing perspective. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015  Figure 1, a free mobile-first ... medical cases, has launched a new completely redesigned web ... version allows radiologists, who work primarily on a desktop, ... engage with its radiologist user base, Figure 1 is ... North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Family Rentals, a ... announced the launch of their newly designed, mobile-responsive ... --> Logo ... --> --> Now, renting essential ... and vacation, just got a whole lot easier ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products ... market growth to 2021, says GBI Research . ... for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of ... --> The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium ... of market growth to 2021, says GBI Research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: