Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> China
UPDATED: 08:03, December 21, 2005
US health official praises China for openness on bird flu
font size    

The Chinese government has been completely open about providing information on Chinese bird flu cases, said US National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni in Beijing Tuesday.

He noted that there was a stark contrast between China's openness about bird flu and its dealing with the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which emerged in China three years ago.

"China is definitely cooperative and transparent in controlling bird flu and is ready to exchange virus samples with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners so as to track the genetic changes of the virus," Zerhouni told a news conference.

"Tracking changes in samples from human cases is key to developing a vaccine," Zerhouni noted.

Now the United States and the Chinese Health and Agriculture Ministries are conducting cooperation to build the ability to detect and diagnose the virus and train experts, Zerhouni said.

"We are going to collaborate on multiple levels," he added.

China has announced six human cases of bird flu since Nov. 16, including at least two fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- More poultry culled to curb spread of highly pathogenic bird flu virus

- China confirms one more human case of bird flu

- Shanghai steps up efforts to prevent bird flu outbreak

- Official: China to provide free and easy-to-use bird flu vaccines

- China on alert for keeping bird flu out of border with Vietnam


Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved