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Roy Wadia Quotes

Regardless of what happens in Turkey, the[Chinese] virus samples are still extremely important.
Roy Wadia
#Chinese

To put it mildly, it's a serious problem everywhere, not just in China. We haven't confirmed (the two deaths) in the sense that this is information given to us by China. It's not that we went out there and found out ourselves.
Roy Wadia
#China

This is a psychologically telling moment for a country that has never had bird flu cases in the past in humans.
Roy Wadia
#Country

They're going to try to talk to the people affected,
Roy Wadia
#People

It is very possible that people will catch the bird flu virus.
Roy Wadia
#People

This is a way to drive home to all the people in China how dangerous bird flu is. We are certainly very encouraged that they are raising the alarm.
Roy Wadia
#Home

This is a reiteration of how much of a public health threat bird flu really is. Sometimes it takes a human case or a suspected human case to raise the alarm, to remind us that no country, whether China or anywhere else, can afford to be complacent.
Roy Wadia
#Health

I don't think the ministry is trying to conceal the cases, ... The cases occurred in a remote and isolated area, and the symptoms might be similar to many other diseases, so it's not easy to determine the reasons.
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#Trying

In large parts of China, especially in the countryside, over the last 20 or 30 years, the health system has been crumbling. You've got problems in terms of being able to provide basic health care to people. Surveillance is key to containing any outbreak, and to preventing any pandemic…not only in the animal sector, of course, but then you have to be able to also survey the human population.
Roy Wadia
#Health

It's still early days in terms of human cases being found in China. There isn't that much experience perhaps in dealing with possible human cases, and further support might be needed more now than perhaps later.
Roy Wadia
#Experience

The virus is of course entrenched in the environment, not only in China but in many other countries.
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#Environment

As more outbreaks occur among poultry and animals around the world, and as more human cases occur, the virus has more chances to transmit more effectively from animals to humans, or possibly among humans as well.
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#Animals

That was something that made China very upset indeed.
Roy Wadia
#China

It means that there is a question mark that hangs over the progress of the virus in China. It's perhaps more significant to get animal viruses, because this virus is still something that is primarily in the animal sector.
Roy Wadia
#Progress

If the animals in the area were sick and dying, and if they were dying in small numbers, it might have been very difficult to identify that as an outbreak.
Roy Wadia
#Animals

There are still many questions.
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#Questions

They have taken the situation very seriously indeed -- including the high profile visit by the prime minister, observation of thousands of people, enforcing bird culls and vaccinating poultry,
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#Observation

They have taken the situation very seriously indeed -- including the high profile visit by the prime minister, observation of thousands of people, enforcing bird culls and vaccinating poultry.
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#Observation

Details and logistics still have to be finalized, but the commitment is there, and it is hoped that this sharing will serve as a template for a regular virus sharing mechanism for the future.
Roy Wadia
#Commitment

If it's just a few sporadic birds dying off, people are then exposed and then get sick and die -- it means it's a very difficult thing to stop when it's on a small scale.
Roy Wadia
#People

In large parts of China, especially in the countryside, over the last 20 or 30 years, the health system has been crumbling. You've got problems in terms of being able to provide basic health care to people. Surveillance is key to containing any outbreak, and to preventing any pandemicnot only in the animal sector, of course, but then you have to be able to also survey the human population.
Roy Wadia
#China