2004, just-food.com: Declaring avian influenza
under control is premature the World Health Organization
warned Asian governments.
WHO’s Manila-based spokesman Peter Cordingley
commented: "This virus is still spreading, no matter
what some authorities are saying about it being under
control. It is spreading on a daily basis."
Thailand and Vietnam, the two countries in which all
the human cases have been reported, have been talking
about declaring victory over the aggressive H5N1 virus
in a matter of weeks, which Cordingley said would be
extremely dangerous, the National Post reported.
"If you restock too soon and the virus is still
in the environment and you get a second infection in
a restocked flock, then you have an endemic situation
where the virus is embedded in the region and risk a
recurrence every flu season,” Cordingley said.
A four-year-old boy died in Thailand yesterday, the
country’s seventh human victim of the disease.