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AIT Co-Sponsors Avian Influenza Workshop

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce that, together with the Taiwan Council of Agriculture's (COA) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, it will co-sponsor an Avian Influenza Workshop on December 6 and 7 at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University.

This collaborative Workshop is also supported by COA's National Animal Health Research Institute, NTU's Department of Veterinary Medicine, NTU's Zoonotic Disease Research Center, and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council.  The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council represent U.S. poultry farmers and has been active in Avian Influenza awareness and prevention programs throughout the world. 

The Workshop will bring together scientific experts from Taiwan and the United States who will discuss avian influenza prevention and control programs; surveillance of migratory birds; eradication and control procedures in live bird markets; and genetic sequencing of the avian influenza virus.

AIT welcomes this opportunity to collaborate with the Council of Agriculture to exchange information and discuss future cooperation on programs to prevent, detect, and eradicate avian influenza. 

For more information, please call AIT Agricultural Affairs Section at 2162-2316.