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SARS impact could be devastating

...sentially illegally, to Japan and Taiwan. With the smuggling of Chinese workers into these countries, there is huge potential for spreading the disease. Japan has some 600,000 foreign workers. While SARS so far appeared to be mainly spread by business travellers and holiday-makers, taking a huge toll on the ai...

Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India

...tion of birds, certain irrigation projects, animal smuggling and global warming. Japanese Encephalitis is caused by a virus (Arbovirus). The life cycle of the virus involves mosquitoes and an amplifying host (also known as reservoir hosts). Known amplifying hosts include domestic pigs, wading bird species. S...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Tightened Security Across Hong Kong Border

...nstructed to keep a strict vigilance regarding the smuggling of birds and poultry into the territory. The proposed move has also strengthened communication with China with respect to illegal trafficking of birds. The health chief of the former British colony, York Chow would travel to Shenzhen shortly to mee...

Prime Suspect Apprehended in AIIMS Question Paper Leak

...I) in this case. Their `modus operandi' involved smuggling out the question paper immediately after distribution and sending answers to the objective type questions through short messaging service (SMS) to the candidate. The beneficiaries of their service, who were sent answers to at least 300 objective type...

Bangladesh Bans the Import of Indian Chickens Due To Fear of Bird Flu

...recaution and asked border forces to crack down on smuggling of birds. The H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread in birds at an alarming rate in recent months, sweeping through parts of Europe, into Africa, and in Asia. It has killed at least 105 people. Bird flu has delivered a major blow to poultry trade in...

Bangladesh Ill-Prepared for an Outbreak of Bird Flu

...has also been stepped up at the borders to prevent smuggling from India. According to Abdullah-Al Noman, the fisheries and livestock minister Bangladesh is ill-prepared to handle an outbreak of bird flu. In the case of an outbreak the Bangladesh government claims to have an emergency fund of 50 million takas...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...d even on cages, though it dies with cooking. Thus smuggling could cause its spread as well. In the words of T...ountries has been banned in Europe since 2002, but smuggling seriously undermines those bans. "In spite of the E.U. ban, we are still seizing Chinese poultry pr...

Chicken Farmers In Northern Nigeria Face Huge Losses

...al imports of poultry for the outbreak. Poultry smuggling is a huge business and now poses a new threat, of the H5N1 bird flu. The virus experts say survive even in frozen meat, feathers, bones and even cages, though cooking can kill it. According to the Tribune, many experts are convinced that the illegal ...

Outbreak of Malaria to Lead to Loss in Tourist Industry

...of Haitian nationals here in Exuma is an organized smuggling operation.'...

Tobacco Smugglers are Helping Terrorists: WHO

...and Bhutan are some of the countries where tobacco smuggling is quite rampant, he said. "With terrorism spreading its tentacles, the new development is startling and dangerous as well. Europol (the European Law Enforcement Organisation) is tracking such developments," said Bettcher. Besides their terroris...

Global Polio Eradication: A Campaign to Vaccinate Every Child on the Planet

...heavily patrolled: there is no definitive line and smuggling remains an issue. “It is impossible to prevent weapons or drugs or goods from being smuggled, so one has to wonder how we can prevent a virus, which can hide in the gut, from crossing the border. As a result, the polio virus is endemic on both sides ...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...et and transnational crime that takes advantage of smuggling opportunities, said Bettcher. But the WHO is convinced that tighter laws on the tobacco industry could save 200 million lives by 2050, he said. Bettcher was one of several tobacco industry experts attending an international conference hosted by t...

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