Thailand to Host Bird-Flu Conference

BANGKOK - Thailand will host an international conference from Jan. 23-25 on avian influenza aimed at finding the best solution to dealing with and preventing outbreaks of the bird flu virus.
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About 400 scientists and health experts from 40 countries will attend the conference, at which more than 140 research programs and studies will be addressed, local news network The Nation said on Monday.

The event will host seminars, mini conferences and workshops where experts will share ideas on the direction of scientific development and trends in bird flu treatment and prevention.

Prasit Palitpongarnpim, chairman of the organizing committee, said the conference will focus on the need to improve outbreak prevention plans in humans and poultry including the development of vaccine.

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