WHO admits to “blundering around” in fight against avian fluBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7501.1169-c (Published 19 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1169
- Jane Parry
- Hong Kong
The World Health Organization has denied reports published online in the journal Nature that it is being thwarted in its attempts to combat avian flu by a lack of cooperation from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; www.nature.com/news/2005/050509/full/435131a.html).
The article claimed that WHO had not received any data on isolates from infected poultry from the organisation for the past eight months and quoted a WHO official as saying that the FAO had not been sharing the information it had.
Peter Cordingley, WHO's spokesman in Manila, said, “It is true that we …