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 Juan Lubroth - “How extensive the problem is in India is still not known.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We are still in time to be able to prevent the virus from being endemic in Turkey if the Turkish veterinary services have enough resources.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We still have time to prevent the pathology from becoming an epidemic if Turkish veterinary services receive the necessary aid from international organizations.”
 Juan Lubroth - “I would love to have a map of illegal trade - but I'm embarrassed to say we don't have a good handle on it. We all know it occurs and we are worried, but what we see confiscated is only the tip of the iceberg.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We encouraged the countries to increase surveillance. But I'm not a policeman. What I can do is to ask governments to be more vigilant.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We're been looking for it in wild birds for the last two months and it is surprising that we've come up with zero.”
 Juan Lubroth - “People need to be informed about the importance of basic hygiene notably washing hands after touching poultry and disinfecting boots or shoes before entering or leaving a poultry farm. They should also be aware of suitable farming practices such as ensuring that poultry are roofed-in to avoid any contact with wild birds and not mixing chickens with other species, such as ducks.”
 Juan Lubroth - “This is unlikely to make any significant contribution to the protection of humans against avian influenza.”
 Juan Lubroth - “It is important to underline that there is no evidence that the H5NI virus is present in poultry in Italy. At the moment, the disease remains confined to individual cases in wild birds only.”
 Juan Lubroth - “It is important to underline that there is no evidence that the H5N1 virus is present in poultry in Italy. At the moment, the disease remains confined to individual cases in wild birds only.”
 Juan Lubroth - “It is important to underline that there is no evidence that the H5N1 virus is present in poultry in Italy. At the moment, the disease remains confined to individual cases in wild birds only. The current situation in Italy does not provide consumers with any cause to avoid eating poultry products.”
 Juan Lubroth - “What we are seeing is that the surveillance system in Europe is very, very good, since we're picking up disease in migrating swans. If anything, this should increase people's confidence in their food. We're seeing it in migrating swans, not in chickens.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We don't know how the disease got into Nigeria.”
 Juan Lubroth - “I think that wild birds may introduce the virus but it is through man and man's marketing systems (the poultry trade) that the disease spreads. It is also possible that poultry can transmit the virus to wildlife when they share the same ecosystem.”
 Juan Lubroth - “We've never seen a disease spread out as much as this one has in the past 18 months to two years.”
 Juan Lubroth - “There are other ways diseases move around the world.It could be that wildlife introduced the virus, but through our own activities of commerce, the disease spread.”
 Juan Lubroth - “The risk to humans is less if the disease is in wildlife than if it is in poultry.”
 Juan Lubroth - “A complete cull of all rural poultry in the country is not necessary and we were very vocal about this when I was there in Turkey.”
 Juan Lubroth - “Infected poultry should be reported immediately and all internationally recommended control measures should be used in outbreak areas, including humane culling, strict isolation and, if and when appropriate, vaccination.”
 Juan Lubroth - “The virus may be spreading despite the control measures already taken.”
 Juan Lubroth - “They are learning to live with the disease and control it when it appears.”
 Juan Lubroth - “Markets go throughout Kurdistan and occur on mules and donkeys who cross borders here and there. And chickens are small. It's quite difficult to control.”
 Juan Lubroth - “Killing wild birds will not help prevent or control avian influenza outbreaks.”
 Juan Lubroth - “Poultry meat and eggs ... are safe, and the concern is to ensure that there is no spillover from wildlife to poultry production systems.”
 Juan Lubroth - “Such plans and field operations must be fully supported by national governments with participation of the private sector. The international community should continue to provide expertise and financial resources.”

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