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Avian Influenza FAQs:

How can human-to-human transmission be prevented?


People taking care of persons who have H5N1 HPAI should practice normal hygienic precautions. On a broader level, it is important to deny the virus the opportunity to change and evolve. This is done by stamping it out when it occurs. Both Thailand and Vietnam have aggressively destroyed poultry flocks infected with H5N1 HPAI. Experts have said that these countries should discourage the type of loose poultry husbandry that has led to the outbreaks.