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Andean health officials to meet in Lima to discuss bird flu

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Health officials from five Andean nations, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela will meet in Lima today to coordinate a regional contingency plan to prevent the spread of bird flu.
Pilar Mazzetti told Radio 1160 that she and her counterparts from the Andean countries were planning to discuss unified border controls and a joint response, should the bird flu disease reach the Andean region.
Spokesman John Castro from the Health Ministry spokesman, said all the foreign health ministers had confirmed their attendance for today’s meeting. "It has been recommended that each minister bring someone along who is responsible for the nations agriculture development," who normally deals with policies controlling the poultry industry, he added.

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Originally from Denmark, Carsten returned to Peru in 2002 with his wife and eldest son. He started LivinginPeru.com in 2005, among other ventures in Peru. Before this, Carsten has worked in tourism, living in France, Sicily, and the U.S., and promoted bands like Metallica, Def Leppard and U2 for PolyGram Records (now Universal Music). Carsten loves pisco sours, Peru’s cuisine, and traveling with his family within Peru, a country that he believes is the land of opportunities.