Deputy Health Minister Ziyovuddin Afghonov said the government has estimated that it needs about $13.5 million to prevent bird flu from spreading to Tajikistan. He said proposals on the matter have been drafted and sent to international organizations, asking for help.
Afghanov said that bird flu has not been detected in the Central Asian country.
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BIRD FLU, or avian influenza, continues to menace scattered areas from East Asia, where the disease first appeared, to Southeastern and Eastern Europe and beyond. Authorities around the world are bracing themselves -- and, more importantly, planning and taking measures to fight the disease wherever it appears.
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