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The Resource U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu : issues for Congress, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther

U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu : issues for Congress, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther

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U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu : issues for Congress
Title
U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu
Title remainder
issues for Congress
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Tiaji Salaam-Blyther
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United States and international responses to the global spread of avian flu
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eng
Summary
There are many strains of avian influenza virus infecting poultry. One strain of avian influenza currently identified in Asia and Europe is known as Influenza A/H5N1. Although it is a bird flu, it has infected a relatively small number of people -- killing about 50% of those infected. Scientists are unsure if H5N1 will cause the next influenza pandemic, but there is general consensus that one is overdue. Flue pandemics have occurred cyclically, roughly between every 30 and 50 years. Since 1997, when the first human contacted H5N1 in Hong Kong, the virus has resurfaced and spread to more than a dozen countries in Asia and Europe -- infecting more than 140 people and killing approximately half. Britain and Taiwan both reported avian flu cases of H5N1 in 2005. In the latter cases, the infected birds were identified as imports, and died in quarantine. A global influenza pandemic could have a number of consequences. Global competition for existing vaccines and treatments could ensue. Some governments might restrict the export of vaccines or other supplies in order to treat their own population. Some countries might face a shortage of vaccines, antiviral medication, or other medical equipment, because of limited global supply. Hospitality and airline industries, and international trade could be negatively impacted. If global travel and trade were to suddenly drop, there could be productivity losses and service disruptions. Essential workers might become ill or stay home out of fear of contracting the virus. Such workers could include law enforcement, medical personnel, mass transit drivers and engineers, and other crucial emergency personnel. For FY2006, Congress has provided $25 million for global initiatives to prepare for pandemic influenza through Foreign Operations appropriations; directed $33.5 million to global disease detection through Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations; and reserved for international avian flu efforts a portion of $3.8 billion through Defense appropriations. Bills introduced in the 109th Congress would increase U.S. resources allocated to the global fight against avian flu; develop a "Pandemic Fund" to augment ongoing U.S. and international avian flu and pandemic preparedness initiatives; increase funding for preventing the spread among animals of the H5N1 virus; and strengthen surveillance capacity within affected countries. This report will provide an up-to-date account of global H5N1-related human infections and deaths, outline U.S. government and international responses to the global spread of H5N1, discuss situations in various countries affected by H5N1, and present some foreign policy issues for Congress
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Salaam-Blyther, Tiaji
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
RA644.I6
LC item number
S35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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SF 995.6.I6
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
33219 RL
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  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza in Birds
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Policy
  • Influenza, Human
  • International Cooperation
  • United States
  • Avian influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
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U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu : issues for Congress, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther
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  • Title from title screen (viewed June 30, 2006)
  • "Updated May 1, 2006."
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacontent
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63179839
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)63179839
Label
U.S. and international responses to the global spread of avian flu : issues for Congress, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 30, 2006)
  • "Updated May 1, 2006."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
63179839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63179839

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