Burma's first cases of bird flu


Burmese government being praised for responsible handling of bird flu cases in Mandalay

The FAO and WHO today congratulated Burma on its response to what looks like the country's first cases of the disease.

"I think they have done very well, they have done what they can with limited resources, "a spokesperson for the WHO's Rangoon office said today. "There has been a positive change ... they have become very open [on bird flu]. So it is good from their side -- I don't think they are hiding."

Gleeson today also welcomed the actions taken by the Burmese authorities in dealing with the situation: "They seem to have responded well in diagnosing and reporting this outbreak," he said.


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