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FAO/OIE Second Regional Meeting on Avian Influenza Control in Animals in Asia - Ho Chi Minh City, 23-25 February 2005


A joint FAO/OIE meeting in collaboration with WHO and Government of Viet Nam, is to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, 23-25 February, 2005, to discuss the current AI situation in the region and to;

  • review recommendations of the first HPAI Emergency Regional Meeting and global activities of International Organizations in 2004;
  • discuss scientific advances; Diagnosis, Surveillance, Prevention and Control; Economic and policy issues (rehabilitation & restructuring); International standards and trade and international cooperation; and Human health implications.

The meeting will be attended by Chief Veterinary Officers from the region, national expert scientists, representatives of international (FAO, OIE and WHO) and regional organizations, international experts working in close collaboration with infected countries in the region and representatives of donors.

Press conferences will be held on the opening and closing days. The sessions, except for the opening session, will be closed to journalists.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Maria Zampaglione
+33 1 44 15 18 51