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WHO fails to reach deal on sharing bird flu virus
November 23, 2007 / 6:45 PM / 10 years ago

WHO fails to reach deal on sharing bird flu virus

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health officials have failed to reach agreement on a new system to ensure developing countries benefit more from sharing bird flu viruses used to develop vaccines, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

File photo of Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, giving a speech at the opening ceremony of the Global Forum for Health Research in Beijing, October 29, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily/Files

“Nobody can fault you for not trying ... It is so close, yet so far away,” WHO director-general Margaret Chan told the final session of a four-day meeting.

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