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Apec Agree to Share Bird Flu Samples (Asia)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries have agreed to share avian flu virus samples. They have concluded a Sydney, Australia, conference with a formal declaration pledging to do so, and the document has been signed by all respective health ministers. The document includes guidelines about how all APEC countries will respond jointly to any avian flu pandemic outbreak. APEC has 21 member countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. (Click here for more



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