We’re Not Prepared For China’s Deadly Bird Flu
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In Asia, more than 120 people have been sickened, and 23 are dead, from a potent strain of bird flu that has the frightening markings of a potential pandemic strain.
We have grappled with deadly pockets of potent flu outbreaks before. But this one has characteristics that make it different.
There’s a greater risk that this strain could acquire the ability to spread more easily from person to person. If it does, it could have devastating consequences.
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