A EURO Publication Series

Making Preparation Count

Lessons from the Avian Influenza Outbreak in Turkey

October 2006
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st October 2006
  • ISBN 9789289013864
  • Language English
  • Pages 54 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This booklet describes the outbreak of human cases of avian influenza in Turkey and the national and international response. Drawing on interviews with some of the key health workers and major agencies involved - the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as well as WHO - it points out practical lessons that national and international public health agencies and policy-makers can use to respond effectively to future outbreaks and a possible avian influenza pandemic.