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Burma battles 100-plus bird flu outbreaks

The bird flu situation in Burma is more serious than expected, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation alone is tracking more than 100 separate outbreaks of H5N1 flu in areas near Mandalay and Sagaing, officials said in Bangkok on Monday. He Changchui, FAO representative for Asia-Pacific, said the information in Burma is not comprehensive, and Burma is not ready to fight avian flu in terms of equipment, diagnosis and awareness. He said the FAO is trying to help get funds to send necessary medicine, equipment and compensation. Full Story

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