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Japanese Government Decides On New Avian Flu Action Plan

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The Japanese government Feb. 17 decided on a five-phase action plan to face a possible avian flu outbreak. The five phases are based on World Health Organization's guidelines. Believing that a domestic outbreak is unavoidable, the government aims to minimize health damage and prevent economic catastrophe. The government also calls prefectures and cities to halt schools when a first patient is confirmed and limiting hospital visits to severe patients at the spreading phase. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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