Afghan children hold posters in a UN bird flu prevention campaign (file photo) (epa)
July 14, 2006 -- The World Bank has announced a $5 million grant to help Tajikistan combat bird flu.
The World Bank office in Tajikistan says the project will help minimize the risk of avian influenza and other diseases that are transmitted to people by animals.
So far, there have not been any recorded outbreaks in Tajikistan of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
(Interfax, Russia Today)
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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.