Dick Thompson Quotes


11 Dick Thompson quotes:



"The outbreaks in those areas are being contained, ... There's still disease, but the disease is largely contained in hospitals."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"There have been something like 180 million birds that have died either directly from the disease or been culled because they were exposed to it. Yet it's taken us all this time -- more than two years, almost three years now -- to cross this barrier."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"What would emerge would be a disease as deadly as avian influenza, which currently has a case fatality rate of over 50%, but that moves as easily as seasonal influenza does from person to person."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"People confuse it with pandemic influenza, but they're very different diseases,"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"There are a lot of scary stories out there about the next pandemic, but we have to make difficult decisions without a lot of information. The real answer is we don't know until the next pandemic virus appears."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Decisions Quotes
"Bird flu is a disease among animals; it's very difficult for this virus to move from poultry into humans. Our concern is that it will change in a way that will allow it to easily move between humans, and that will trigger a pandemic."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"The widespread concern may be bad communication on our part. Millions of animals have been infected and very rarely have humans been infected,"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"It was not unexpected, ... There will be sporadic human cases as long as the virus is circulating in animals."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Animals Quotes Virus Quotes
"From our point of view, Iraqi authorities have done a very good job in responding to the outbreak and have been very transparent about what is known about the human disease."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"You have to put this in perspective: there have been 180 million birds that have been killed because of this disease and yet we've identified fewer than 200 human cases."
"But the risk is pretty much the same as it has been, it is very low to humans, but we're worried about the transformation of the virus into a human pandemic strain."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Risk Quotes Pandemic Quotes



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