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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many foreign UK-based and locally-engaged staff of his Department worked (a) part-time and (b) full-time on tackling the illegal wildlife trade in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15 to date; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 221604 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, work on the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was handled by individual geographical departments and figures on staffing are not available without disproportionate cost. In 2013 a dedicated illegal wildlife trade team of three full-time staff, including one funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was set up in the FCO. This team was responsible for organising the London Conference on IWT in February 2014, working closely with Defra, the lead government department. Following the London Conference, this team was reduced to one full-time staff member. Since July 2014, in the run up to the Botswana Conference, two staff members in the FCO have been working predominantly on IWT, supported by a number of others working part-time.</p><p> </p><p>In the FCO’s overseas network, several UK based and locally engaged staff work part time on IWT. It is not possible to provide a breakdown without disproportionate cost. From January to March 2015, there has been one UK based member of staff working full time on the IWT temporarily seconded to support the government of Botswana.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which British embassies and high commissions include tackling the illegal wildlife trade in their business plans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 221603 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>A small number of posts include tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in their business plans. Posts also respond to specific pieces of work as required by the central IWT team based in the Prosperity Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Our efforts are focussed in Asia and Africa.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:31:25.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
63067
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star this property date less than 2014-06-20more like thismore than 2014-06-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Antibiotics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral evidence of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment to the Science and Technology Committee of 12 March 2014, HC 848, question 327, what the evidential basis is for his statement that antibiotics tend to be used in the veterinary world more sparingly than in the medical world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 201646 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Data on antibiotic use in the medical and veterinary sectors are currently collated in a different format, which prevents direct comparison.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows that 376 tonnes of just one class of antibiotic, the β-lactams, was used in primary care in England in 2012. This does not factor in other classes of antibiotic, or those used in secondary care. In contrast the total sales of all antibiotics for use in animals for the whole UK was 409 tonnes, 82 tonnes of which were β-lactams.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:47:51.8022229Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:47:51.8022229Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will meet representatives of the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine to discuss a register of England's most important trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 215453 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215454 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
156981
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Woodland Trust and Country Living magazine's campaign for a register of England's most important trees; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 215454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra has received nearly 10,000 emails and letters in support of the campaign for a register of England's most important trees. Defra officials are already in contact with the Woodland Trust on this matter and a meeting has been arranged.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215453 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:06:37.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the species in the UK's Overseas Territories have had their conservation status assessed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 209783 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office recently funded a project led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to carry out the first ever stocktake of species in the UK’s Overseas Territories (UKOTs). The study, completed between January 2013 and March 2014, brought together all known species records and conservation assessments. It found that there are at least 1,500 endemic species in the UKOTs and that 145 (9%) of these have had their global conservation status assessed.</p><p> </p><p>The report of the study’s findings, ‘The UK’s Wildlife Overseas: A stocktake of nature in our Overseas Territories’, was published on 5 June 2014 and can be found on the RSPB’s website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.rspb.org.uk/whatwedo/projects/details.aspx?id=369443" target="_blank">www.rspb.org.uk/whatwedo/projects/details.aspx?id=369443</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T14:26:17.7873444Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T14:26:17.7873444Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office publication, Overseas Territories, Security, Success and Sustainability, published in November 2012, what progress her Department has made on each of the environmental Priorities for Action in that paper; and what further steps she plans to take to deliver those priorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 209787 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
star this property answer text <p>In the UK we work across Government to deliver co-ordinated support to the Territories on natural environment issues. Each Department leads on its respective areas of responsibility. Under the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s White Paper, ‘The Overseas Territories: Security, Success and Sustainability’, Defra leads on biodiversity and climate change adaptation and is committed to providing support for endangered species and habitats. This includes work through the ‘Darwin Plus: Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund’ launched in October 2012 and implementation of the UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy. Together with its Agencies, Defra has continued to provide technical and policy advice and ensured the delivery of key research in the Territories.</p><p> </p><p>We recently published a comprehensive update on ongoing and planned UK Government activities in support of the UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy, which sets out in detail some of our activities in these areas:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-overseas-territories-biodiversity-strategy-update" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-overseas-territories-biodiversity-strategy-update</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Actions range from co-funding an officer based in the Falkland Islands, responsible for implementing the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels on behalf of the South Atlantic Overseas Territories, to funding environmental mainstreaming in Anguilla to help put environmental considerations at the heart of decision making.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T16:07:28.6837948Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T16:07:28.6837948Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
61041
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Antibiotics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of antibiotics used in the UK are given to farm animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 199824 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Data on antibiotic use in the medical and veterinary sectors are currently collated in different formats, which prevents direct comparison; it is therefore not possible to accurately ascertain what proportion of total antibiotics used in the UK are given to farm animals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012, sales of antibiotic active ingredient authorised for veterinary use (farm and companion animals) totalled 409 tonnes.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:47:49.7039767Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:47:49.7039767Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of reports that scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain; whether he has made an assessment of the potential threat to the UK population arising from that experiment; and whether the Government has made any representations to the US administration on this matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 200589 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) was advised that the work undertaken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been reviewed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, in keeping with the institute's implementation of the United States Government Policy for Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, PHE understand that the research was carried out in secure facilities with high levels of containment. A key finding of the research was that people vaccinated with the current seasonal influenza vaccine (which protects against 2009 H1N1 influenza, a related virus) had some evidence of protection against the novel virus that had been created. In addition, the team showed that the novel transmissible virus is expected to be sensitive to the antiviral medication oseltamivir. Effective counter measures to this novel virus are therefore available.</p><p> </p><p>This research provides information on the mechanisms responsible for adaptation of avian influenza viruses to mammals. Knowing what genes are associated with a potentially severe pandemic strain can help predict the likelihood of a strain emerging and help devise appropriate counter measures.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200875 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:44:52.6256759Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:44:52.6256759Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
62070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of reports that scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain; whether he has made an assessment of the potential threat to the UK population arising from that experiment; and whether the Government has made any representation to the US administration on this matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 200875 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) was advised that the work undertaken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been reviewed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, in keeping with the institute's implementation of the United States Government Policy for Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, PHE understand that the research was carried out in secure facilities with high levels of containment. A key finding of the research was that people vaccinated with the current seasonal influenza vaccine (which protects against 2009 H1N1 influenza, a related virus) had some evidence of protection against the novel virus that had been created. In addition, the team showed that the novel transmissible virus is expected to be sensitive to the antiviral medication oseltamivir. Effective counter measures to this novel virus are therefore available.</p><p> </p><p>This research provides information on the mechanisms responsible for adaptation of avian influenza viruses to mammals. Knowing what genes are associated with a potentially severe pandemic strain can help predict the likelihood of a strain emerging and help devise appropriate counter measures.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200589 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:44:52.7038025Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:44:52.7038025Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this