Avian influenza, ‘viral sovereignty’, and the politics of health security in Indonesia

  title={Avian influenza, ‘viral sovereignty’, and the politics of health security in Indonesia},
  author={Shahar Hameiri},
  journal={The Pacific Review},
  pages={333 - 356}
  • Shahar Hameiri
  • Published 15 May 2014
  • Political Science
  • The Pacific Review
Abstract In December 2006, Indonesian Health Minister, Siti Fadilah Supari, shocked the world when announcing her government would no longer be sharing samples of the H5N1 avian flu virus, collected from Indonesian patients, with the World Health Organization, at a time when global fears of a deadly influenza pandemic were running high. For observers of Southeast Asian politics, the decision reinforced the view of the region as made up of states determined to protect their national sovereignty… 

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