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disease control

Avian flu response gets $300,000 funding boost from Canada and B.C. governments

B.C. Agriculture Ministry says the funding will pay for specialized equipment to test sediment samples from ponds and wetlands

Contagion, Warrior, Gainsbourg, The Interrupters vs. gang violence and a restored masterpiece

In Contagion, Kate Winslet tries to get a viral epidemic taken seriously before it spreads worldwide.