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Magazine tackles bird flu

Update: November, 07/2005 - 00:00

Magazine tackles bird flu

(07-11-2005)

HA NOI — As fears of a bird flu pandemic loom large in Southeast Asia and the world, Viet Nam is bracing itself for possible further outbreaks. In this month’s Outlook, our features cover the Government’s and grassroots’ efforts to prevent a deadly global pandemic.

This month’s issue hits streets today, and offers a closer look at what the Government and international agencies are doing to protect the public. In addition, we look closely at the hard-to-stamp-out habits of a nation who have kept fowl in their backyards for generations and can’t resist a delicious bowl of raw congealed duck blood soup.

Other features include the race to produce a viable and cheap vaccine, as well as community efforts to stamp bird flu out at its root in chickens and migratory birds.

Our regular columns include a glimpse of life in Kim Lien Village, just south of Ha Noi, and the colourful Kate festival celebrated by the Cham ethnic group of Ninh Thuan Province.

Our streetlife column showcases a fun new rendezvous for Ha Noi’s night lovers; the newly built My Dinh Stadium, where space-starved inner-city dwellers can find an unexpected place to play. After that, take it easy by reading about a fabulous new health-oriented resort located in Quy Nhon, courtesy of our destinations section. Round it all off with a story about a delectable dish of grilled snakehead fish, created and cooked to perfection by those in the south.

The full-colour, 68-page Outlook is a monthly publication of the Viet Nam News, and can be found in major hotels, restaurants, and on select news-stands for VND15,000. Contact the Ha Noi office at (84-4) 933 2325 for subscriptions and (84-4) 933 2326 for advertising. — VNS

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