PDF _ RL33871 - Foreign Countries’ Response to the Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Current Status
1-Mar-2007; Emma Chanlett-Avery (Coordinator); 15 p.

Abstract: This report highlights recent efforts by affected countries to control the spread of the avian influenza (H5N1) virus. Included is statistical information on confirmed human cases and deaths through February 27, 2007. For more background information on earlier efforts by these countries and international organizations through September 2006, see CRS Report RL33349, International Efforts to Control the Spread of the Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Affected Countries’ Responses. This report will be updated as events warrant.

For additional information on the H5N1 virus, U.S. international assistance to countries struggling with the spread of the virus, U.S. domestic preparedness efforts, and potential impact on trade and agricultural issues, please see the following reports: CRS Report RL33219, U.S. and International Responses to the Global Spread of Avian Flu: Issues for Congress, by Tiaji Salaam-Blyther; CRS Report RL33145, Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts, by Sarah A. Lister; CRS Report RL33795, Avian Influenza in Poultry and Wild Birds, by Jim Monke and M. Lynne Corn; and CRS Report RS22453, Avian Flu Pandemic: Potential Impact of Trade Disruptions, by Danielle Langton.

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Topics: International, Population

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