Friday, April 28, 2006

Not to worry, I’m sure the Chinese and Russians will be as helpful to their comrades in Hanoi today as they were in the 60’s and 70’s
Vietnam Needs $400M-Plus to Fight Bird Flu

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam needs more than $400 million to fight bird flu and prepare for a potential pandemic over the next five years, and expects about half to come from international donors, an official said Friday.

Vietnam would use the money for improvements in human and animal health care, Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat said. The country has been examining how to better monitor human cases, strengthen border controls to block smuggling of potentially infected birds and improve laboratory facilities inside Vietnam, among other measures...

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