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Indonesia to stop sharing bird flu samples

Indonesia will not be sharing its H5N1 bird flu virus samples with foreign laboratories, but will make its genetic data available for other experts, a health ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Sharing of H5N1 samples is crucial as it allows experts to study the makeup of the virus, trace its evolution and the geographical spread of any particular strain. They are also used to prepare vaccines. Full Story

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