www.xinhuanet.com
XINHUA online
CHINA VIEW
VIEW CHINA
 Breaking News PICTURE OF WHICH COALITION HAS WON ITALIAN ELECTION STILL UNCLEAR    Exit polls: center-left leads Italy's election    45 killed in blaze in north India    BOAT WITH PASSENGERS AND GOODS CAPSIZES IN GHANA'S LAKE VOLTA, 120 FERAED DEAD, CNN REPORTS.     EU imposes visa ban on Belarus president     Youth job law to be replaced by new measures: Chirac    
Home  
China  
World  
Business  
Technology  
Opinion  
Culture/Edu  
Sports  
Entertainment  
Life/Health  
Travel  
Weather  
RSS  
  About China
  Map
  History
  Constitution
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Statistics
  Major Projects
  English Websites
  BizChina
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
China offers to share bird flu expertise with the world
www.chinaview.cn 2006-04-10 21:36:00

    Special Report: Worldwide fight against bird flu

    BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture said here Monday the government is ready to share its expertise in bird flu prevention and containment with other nations.

    Jia Youling, national chief veterinary officer, made the remarks in response to a UN official's comments on China's achievements in the fight against bird flu.

    David Nabarro, UN system senior coordinator for avian and human influenza, said last week that he was satisfied with China's efforts to fight bird flu and the United Nations expected China to contribute more still to the global fight with its experience and knowledge.

    Jia, also director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture, said that the Chinese government urged the international community to enhance cooperation in fighting the disease and China would support multi-lateral cooperation in the United Nations.

    Jia went on to say that China had improved emergency information flow, stepped up epidemic monitoring and immunization, improved scientific research, instituted a support policy for the poultry industry, and increased international cooperation.

    China had designed and developed new bird flu vaccines, which had been exported to many countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, Egypt and Iraq.

    The country also strengthened contacts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO) in prevention and containment and reported China's disease records to these organizations on time, Jia noted.

    China has offered five bird flu virus samples to the WHO.

    Moreover, Jia said, the world needs to cooperate further as the virus -- already reported in 20 countries -- spreads. Enditem

Editor: Lin Li
  Related Story  
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.