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 Fadela Chaib - “We haven't received an official request to send experts. But we are in contact with the Nigerian government to see what exactly the country's needs are.”
 Fadela Chaib - “health workers are overwhelmed by injured and routine work is disrupted.”
 Fadela Chaib - “The meeting will continue development of an operational guide for WHO and international public health authorities to use in an attempt to extinguish a pandemic in its initial stages.”
 Fadela Chaib - “After SARS they know they should really provide timely information about what is going on.”
 Fadela Chaib - “A WHO team is leaving tomorrow for Reunion, where they'll stay for several days, then to Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles.”
 Fadela Chaib - “Even one case in a country is a problem, because it can circulate in the country and outside the country.”
 Fadela Chaib - “The virus is still circulating in this corridor, so it's important to target the children who live on the border between the two countries.”
 Fadela Chaib - “The first working hypothesis is that the children touched, played with sick chickens and were infected that way. But they are also going to try to see if we are faced with a first case of human-to-human transmission, which would be the start of a flu epidemic.”
 Fadela Chaib - “It is not too late. The wounded will need long term care, and the hospitals' stocks are quick to run out.”
 Fadela Chaib - “Above all it is an animal disease and if one wants to avoid there being any human cases, the virus must really be stamped out in the bird population.”
 Fadela Chaib - “WHO tries to encourage people to try and lead a healthy life. There is safe sex, one can drink alcohol in a reasonable way and one can attempt eating in a balanced fashion. But with tobacco, there is no middle ground, it is black and white and it kills half of those consuming it.”