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Indonesia 'Needs Bird Flu Help'
« on: March 20, 2008, 07:49:07 AM »
Indonesia needs more help to rein in the bird flu virus, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.
The human death toll from bird flu in the country rose to 100 earlier this year - almost half of the total worldwide fatalities.

The FAO's chief veterinary expressed concerns that failure to tackle the disease could lead the virus to mutate and cause a "human influenza pandemic".

Most of those infected are thought to have caught the disease from poultry.

"The human mortality rate from bird flu in Indonesia is the highest in the world and there will be more human cases if we do not focus more on containing the disease at source in animals," said FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech in a statement on Tuesday.

"The avian influenza situation in Indonesia is grave - all international partners and national authorities need to step up their efforts for halting the spread of the disease in animals and making the fight against the virus a top priority."

Mr Domenech also expressed concerns about a possible mutation of the virus which could be easily passed from human to human.

"Furthermore, I am deeply concerned that the high level of virus circulation in birds in the country could create conditions for the virus to mutate and to finally cause a human influenza pandemic," he said.


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Re: Indonesia 'Needs Bird Flu Help'
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 11:48:04 AM »
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Re: Indonesia 'Needs Bird Flu Help'
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