Tuesday, March 07, 2006

China wants world to share bird flu info

China which was criticized several months ago for refusing to share samples of bird flu, is now asking the world to share more information about bird flu cases. From CNN:
Few developing countries other than China have submitted bird flu samples from humans to international organizations, the state-run China Daily newspaper said, citing an unidentified Agriculture Ministry official.

"The international community should further improve the information-sharing mechanism for the disease," the official was quoted as saying.

The report came as health experts were attending a World Health Organization conference in Geneva, Switzerland that was meant to produce guidelines for public health officials to stop a possible human pandemic in its early stages.


Anonymous said...

How ironic this is.

Anonymous said...

China wants the world to share with it so that it can be the first to develop a vaccine for bird flu.

Anonymous said...

Haha! China has always been the secretive one.