Navigation Links
Chinese Health Officials To Discuss Preparation Of Bird Flu

A four-day meeting is soon to be held between Chinese health officials, Government authorities and wildlife experts in Chicago regarding the management of a potential bird flu outbreak.// Response measures to be implemented in zoos would also be discussed in detail. This move has been decided following fears of outbreak of bird flu in the United States.

The meeting would be coordinated by officials of the Lincoln Park Zoo, according to press reports by Kelly McGrath, official spokeswoman. Representatives from other similar organizations such as American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of the Interior are hoped to attend the meeting.

She further added that the meeting would be very similar to the one conducted in 2001 held at Chicago, to restrict the spread of West Nile virus. The zoo is additionally expected to take a lead on surveillance measures as well.

Samples of blood were withdrawn from flamingoes, chickens, raptors and waterfowl periodically to evaluate the presence of West Nile virus, if any. The trapped mosquitoes were also not spared from testing during the above-mentioned period. "The difference is we didn't know West Nile was coming until it was here," McGrath said. "We're ahead of the game" regarding avian flu.

Bird flu has claimed more than 70 valuable lives, especially in Thailand and Vietnam since 2003. Almost all casualties have been reported in individuals who had close contact with infected birds. No case of human-to-human transmission has been recorded so far. However it is feared that if the virus mutates into a more virulent form, it could lead to a pandemic.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Chinese paracetamol may be slapped with dumping duty
2. Stay young the Chinese way
3. A Chinese herb kills cancer cells
4. Chinese herbal remedies aids in cancer treatment
5. Prohibited diet medicine found in Chinese herbs
6. Global Outbreak Of Bird Flu Warning By Chinese Scientist
7. Japanese And Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies Join Together In Drug Testing
8. Unscrupulous Chinese Medicine traders putting lives at risk
9. Chinese City Suspends Water Supply Fearing Pollution
10. Running Water Restored In Chinese City
11. Mass Bird flu vaccination to Chinese Poultry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob ... sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational ... and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of ... National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As ... by Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Kalorama Information notes that the medical device industry is ... the medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on ... Act.  But they also want covered patients, increased visits ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., ... analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 by ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized ... for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and ... Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... --  OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic and ... for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to ... in Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud ... participating in many activities leading up to, and including the ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: