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Mad Cow, Bird Flu: Response Improving

Well, I guess its good news—even if you don’t eat cow or bird. According to the AFP the veterinary response to mad cow and bird flu is getting better. Read on:
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said its International Committee, meeting here until Friday, "confirmed the world situation for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 (has) stabilised" but urged continued vigilance.

OIE Director General Bernard Vallat told a press conference that countries where there had been renewed outbreaks of bird flu were now "well prepared and react swiftly."

He pointed to Hungary and Japan as countries that had responded well to recent outbreaks, but noted that bird flu remained endemic in Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria.

"The virus is currently stable" as far as the risk for humans is concerned, said Vallat. "There is a risk that it may mutate, but it hasn't happened yet."
You still won’t find me eating either anytime soon.
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