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Report: Bird flu vaccine is not enough

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.N. health officials say, despite the success of a human vaccine against avian influenza, the risk of a global bird flu pandemic remains high.

5 new SARS deaths in China

BEIJING, May 11 (UPI) -- At least nine more people died Sunday from severe acute respiratory syndrome in Asia, though China reported 69 new cases, the lowest one-day increase in weeks.

Taiwan bars SARS hot spot visitors

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 27 (UPI) -- Taiwan Sunday said it would bar visitors from China, Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore to prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome, amid other regi

SARS: New Canada cluster, record HK toll

Canada reported a new cluster of about 12 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome on Saturday in greater Toronto and one new death. Hong Kong, meanwhile, had 12 new SARS deaths -- the highest one-day toll yet -- and doctors said new patients were provi
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Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan was elected by the Executive Board of the WHO on 8 November 2006, and was endorsed in a special meeting of the World Health Assembly on the following day. Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994-2003), representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003-2006).

Margaret Chan was initially trained as a Home Economics teacher at the Northcote College of Education in Hong Kong. She then earned her B.A. degree in Home Economics and her M.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and 1977, respectively, as well as her MSc (Public Health) degree at the National University of Singapore in 1985. In 1997, she was given the distinction for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

She joined the Hong Kong Government in December 1978 as a Medical Officer. In November 1989, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Department of Health (Hong Kong). In April 1992, she was promoted to Deputy Director and, in June 1994, was named the first female in Hong Kong to head the Department of Health. She left the Hong Kong Government in August 2003 after 25 years of service to join the World Health Organization.

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