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Egypt to stop vaccinating birds against H5N1

The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced that it will suspend the vaccination of birds against avian influenza as, according to the health authorities, immunization has proved incapable of preventing the virus from spreading. The country has announced new measures to curb the current outbreak of the disease, including a ban on poultry sales between any of its 29 governorates, and a major awareness campaign to alert the public to the dangers of raising birds at home.



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