About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

EU Countries Pushed To Make All the Preparation to Handle the Bird Flu Pandemic

by Medindia Content Team on May 17, 2006 at 3:05 PM
Font : A-A+

EU Countries Pushed To Make All the Preparation to Handle the Bird Flu Pandemic

In order to effectively handle the situation in case of an outbreak of bird flu pandemic European Union (EU) are urged to make all necessary preparation. They are asked to appoint a bird flu tsar. A top EU official said that European Union would also have to look harder at immediate practical measures and implement it in each of the bloc's 25 countries.

He said that their problem is that the decision-making was too complicated because so many countries were involved in planning. Belgium has the authority to make decisions on the spot as he has a tsar. This is because Belgium decisions are taken by a health expert rather than a government minister. The United Nations appointed Dr. David Nabarro to lead its worldwide drive to contain bird flu. It has killed about 115 people worldwide and experts fear that the lethal H5N1 avian influenza virus might mutate and spark a global pandemic capable of killing millions. Hence various measures are taken to tackle such situations in case the need arise in Europe.

Advertisement


Advertisement
<< Bihar Politicians To Initiate AIDS Awareness Drive
Non Smoking Women Less Prone To Lung Cancer >>

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Resource
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Black Pepper as Preventive Measure Against Omicron
FODMAP Diet: A Beginner's Guide
Smallpox
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Bird Flu Flu Swine Flu 
Recommended Reading
Bird Flu
Bird flu (avian influenza/avian flu) is a disease caused by an influenza virus (H5N1) that primarily...
Swine Flu
Swine flu, a type of influenza caused by a new strain of the H1N1 Type A influenza virus has origina...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use