Time to stamp out bird flu at source

 作者:邝空又     |      日期:2019-03-02 09:09:04
By Debora MacKenzie EXACTLY two years ago disease experts were alarmed by news that people in Vietnam were dying of H5N1 bird flu. Next week, with people in six more countries killed by the virus, the world’s rich governments will finally have to get serious about stopping it. At the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza in Beijing, China, on 17 and 18 January, the World Bank will ask for pledges to raise a billion dollars to build medical defences in the poor countries that are at risk and, most ambitiously,