May 21, 2008, 6:54 AM
A five-day sub-regional seminar on the prevention and control of Avian Influenza Incident Command System opens at the Paradise Suites hotel yesterday.
seminar, organized by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Services through the US Embassy in
Declaring the programme open, Mr Kekoi Kuyateh, Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Agriculture, noted that in spite of continued efforts by countries and their partners to prevent, control and halt the spread of Avian Influenza, the disease seems to be spreading to more countries.
Influenza posses a real threat to the lives and livelihoods of millions of
people around the world, to the economy and human health. Cognizant of this
to Mr. Kuyateh, since the first outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza