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Bird flu threat tops agenda at Southeast Asia health meeting

Top health officials from around Southeast Asia opened a three-day meeting in Myanmar on combating bird flu, one day after Indonesia announced the virus had killed another person. A senior member of the junta that rules Myanmar, Lieutenant General Thein Sein, said the ministers would discuss “rapid response and pandemic preparedness for avian influenza.” The meeting aimed to develop “better understanding and coordination for emerging infectious diseases,” said Thein Sein, the junta’s fifth most powerful man. Full Story

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