February 22, Agence France−Presse ? Bird flu containment strategy working, says animal health chief. Countries working to contain bird flu on farms have also rolled back infection amongst humans, the head of the world agency tackling animal health said on Thursday, February 22. "We note that all the countries that are tackling the avian disease also have stopped human cases," the director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Bernard Vallat said. Detected cases of humans falling sick from H5N1 had dried up in Vietnam,
which with 42 dead has the second highest toll in the world, said Vallat. In Thailand, where the virus has killed 17 people, a recent flareup had claimed one life but none since then, he added. The OIE recommends systematic culling of flocks suspected to have been contaminated by the virus and for other flocks to be vaccinated if this first defensive wall is breached. Vallat said the OIE's focus at present was on Indonesia, where 64 people have died; on Egypt with 13 dead; and on Nigeria, where one person has died.
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