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Thailand to Pass on Successful Flu Control Measures

by 5m Editor
19 January 2009, at 7:52am

GLOBAL - Successful ways of preventing avian and human influenza in Thailand will be extended to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The ILO said the techniques used by Thailand's poultry workers, farmers and small- and medium-size enterprises will be discussed this week at a workshop in Bangkok, which will be attended by representatives from the four countries, reports Bernama.

The ILO's 'Avian and Human Influenza in the Workplace (Thailand) Project' will discuss how the experience gained in Thailand could be applied in other countries in the region.

It said in a statement that Thailand's strategic plans for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and human influenza and the workplace, and other national action plans will be discussed.

"This project has alerted businesses and workers to the importance of preparing for avian and pandemic human influenza and has given them easy-to-use, practical and cost-effective tools and techniques for protecting themselves," said Bill Salter, Director of the ILO Subregional Office for East Asia.

Phase one of the project trained 1,400 people in practical prevention and preparedness techniques while phase two, due to commence in February and to last one year, would expand the work to cover other areas of Thailand and introduce it in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.