Navigation Links
Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic

Asian nations have been called upon to be ready to deal with a bird flu pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Shigeru Omi, the head of the WHO's western Pacific // region office alerted countries in the region to be ready to respond immediately to any signs of the emergence of a pandemic strain of the H5N1 virus, saying the virus may come along with cases of bird flu.

While emphasizing that there was no actual indication of a pandemic beginning, Omi said: "Countries should do everything possible to be ready for such an event."

"Unlike the influenza pandemics of the past, this time the world has been given a warning that one may be on its way. We should use this precious time to be ready to counter-attack and try to stop any sign of a pandemic in its tracks," Omi said.

He made the statement on the eve of a meeting in Tokyo that Japan designed to identify the measures to enable countries in Asia to respond rapidly to the emergence of an influenza virus strain with a pandemic potential.

Swift and aggressive measures might be enough to contain a potential pandemic at its source or at least slow its spread, the WHO said. The measures would include the use of antiviral drugs for mass prophylaxis and also possible public health measures such as quarantine and social distancing, the WHO added.

Edited ANI


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mediterranean diet aids Asian masses
2. Who Board To Discuss Asian Tsunami Related Health Issues
3. SARS (Bird Flu) spreading in the Asian continent
4. Hepatitis B A high cause of Asian Female Mortality
5. Smoking Banned In Southeast Asian Games Venues
6. Asian Alternative Treatments For Cancer On The Rise In Europe
7. More Funds required for Asian Countries to fight Bird Flu
8. Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes
9. Asian Nations To Take Joint Efforts Against H5N1
10. Smoking Ban To Be Soon Implemented In South East Asian Bars
11. South Asians in Canada being wooed by chips now!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... “We are thrilled to be partnering with ... to schedule an appointment online in real time,” said Keith English, LocalMed CEO. “Allowing ... directory will bring more Six Month Smiles patients to their providers.” , Each month, ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Isodiol ... global cannabis innovator, specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products, announces ... 2017 to June 30, 2017. Iso International LLC recorded unaudited fiscal Q1 profits ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), ... of the HCV Treatment Path app (version 4.4.0) to keep health care providers ... All of the latest HCV medications are included in this app, including Vosevi™ ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... , ... July 25, 2017 , ... Summers in Palm ... the air conditioner — think homemade gourmet ice cream, sparkling pools, and mile-high fun. ... shop featuring fun mugs, journals, and other must-have knick knacks. Ice cream and sorbet ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... SureVest Insurance ... services to communities across North Carolina, is launching a charity event in conjunction ... support for the ongoing fight against bladder cancer. , The Bladder Cancer Advocacy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2017)... IBM (NYSE: IBM ) has been recognized as a ... for the fourth year in a row. 1 ... the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability ... Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and ... These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today that ... before the market opens on Thursday, July 27, 2017. ... host a teleconference on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at ... dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released ... , M.D., following today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review,s ... on the effectiveness and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of ... policy roundtable at the meeting. ... material cost benefit to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: