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Co-ordination across Europe needed to combat growing disease threat

Co-ordination across Europe is needed to combat the growing threat of avian flu and other infectious diseases, according to a report from the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), launched today (14 June 2005) at a meeting of MEPs in Brussels.

EASAC, which includes representatives from 22 national science academies, brought together a group of experts to prepare the report on infectious diseases and identify the priority areas for action in Europe.

Professor Volker ter Meulen, of the Leopoldina Academy, Germany, and chair of the report

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