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they may not be able to recover from. It’s a Catch-22 situation.” The lack of a coordinated response is also evident in the way data is collected and shared. While the USDA has a database tracking bird flu outbreaks in poultry, there is no similar centralized database for mammal infections. This means that researchers and public health officials are often working with incomplete information, making it difficult to get a clear picture of the situation. Without a comprehensive understanding of the extent of the virus’s spread, it is challenging to implement effective containment measures. “We need to be able to know where this virus is, and we need to be able to respond very quickly when it is found,” says Osterholm. “We need that level of detail and granularity that we just don’t have right now.” The lack of a unified approach has also hindered efforts to communicate the risks to the public. While the CDC has issued warnings about the potential dangers of the H5N1 virus, there has been a lack of consistent messaging at the federal level. This has led to confusion and uncertainty among the general public, who may not fully understand the risks or know how to protect themselves. “We need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with the public about what is happening and what they can do to protect themselves,” says Adalja. “This requires a coordinated effort at all levels of government.” Despite these challenges, there is still hope that the current surge in bird flu cases can be contained. With increased testing, surveillance, and communication, experts believe that it is possible to prevent further spread of the virus and protect both animal and human populations. “We have the tools and the knowledge to effectively respond to this threat,” says Osterholm. “What we need now is the will and the resources to do so.” As the situation continues to evolve, it is clear that a coordinated and comprehensive response will be essential to ensure the safety and well-being of all populations affected by the H5N1 virus.

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